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Why Effective Dog Training is Necessary

Aug 17, 2007
Effective dog training is necessary for both a pet's safety and the quality of life for both dog and master.

After struggling with training a dog, you may feel tempted to give up. Giving up on training an outside dog, for example, can be a genuine attraction. You may think you'll still manage to have realistically pleasurable interactions with no going through the hassles and challenges of actual training. Perhaps you think the dog will study on his or her own, over time, how to behave. Training is not easy and can appear like such an effort that giving up may feel sensible.

It is not. Effective dog training is not a mere alternative. When one considers its endless payback, it becomes nothing short of mandatory. Allowing a dog to exist untrained can pose major risks. The costs linked with these risks are so harsh that rational decision making requires one to opt for training, despite the costs in time and effort it may require.

Initially, training can be the distinction between life and death for a dog. An untrained dog, for example, cannot be recalled effectively if he might roam away. He may encounter any number of dangers in his wanderings' many of which could result in grave injury or death. In critical pressure situations, a well-trained dog can be controlled and protected. The untrained dog is left simply with his instincts and education learned in the course of the proverbial school of hard knocks. In a world inhabited by an infinite number of potential dangers, this is frequently not enough.

Training, then, is less of an alternative for a accountable pet owner than it is an duty. Any pet owner ought to believe training the animal a fundamental responsibility that cannot be overlooked. The dog's very life, after all, could dangle in the equilibrium. It is unthinkable that any accountable pet owner would look past that thought and still make a decision that training was simply not worth the attempt it requires.

Second, a dog's quality of life is enhanced considerably by training. He will understand how to gratify his human companions, giving him a sense of purpose and enabling him to access the social interactions dogs naturally have. He will be able to go through life as a buddy and companion, instead of being treated as a mere nuisance or disregarded. By learning to behave to his owner's approval, the dog is able to add to his own satisfaction. Leaving a dog untrained makes it hard for him to understand how to obtain the constructive human attention and reactions he craves and may curse him with a life full with unpleasant exchanges with people as he innocently misbehaves.

Third, the dog owner's quality of life is enhanced dramatically by dog training. This occurs on multiple levels. Initially, the owner and dog are able to develop a close connection, which brings with it numerous rewards. The owner is as well able to keep away from the frustrating experience of having to care for a pet that doesn't know how to care back or who is unfriendly and prone to errant behavior. Additionally, the owner is able to keep away from the liabilities created by an untrained dog. The owner can avoid the destruction, difficulty and even dangers posed by an untrained pet. Instead of being a constant source of annoyance and guilt, the well-trained dog becomes a source of enjoyment and pride.

It is simple, under some situations, to think that wide-ranging and effectual dog training is not worth the considerable attempt it may require. However, this perspective, if acted upon, will really make a situation necessitating more effort than training would have ever required. By committing to effectively training a dog, the owner makes an investment of time and effort that will pay out in a assortment of ways.

Settling for anything less is highly unacceptable and cannot be sufficiently discouraged.

Good training will protect a dog from danger and will enable him to live an enjoyable and satisfying life. It will as well make the owner's life more enjoyable and can result in a deeply rewarding relationship with the pet. Effective dog training is truly vital
About the Author
Anthony Stai is a proud contributing author and writes articles on several pet related topics including dog training. You can see more of Anthony's articles on his Dog Training informational web site located at http://www.petinformation4you.com
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