January is National Train Your Dog Month and us at SitStay.com are celebrating with some great articles to help you along the journey of training your dog. This month also brings great offers on our favorite dog training treats.
We want to start off the National Train Your Dog Month by dispelling the myth that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It simply is not true. Some studies show that older dogs are easier to train than puppies because they possess longer attention spans, so don’t let your dog’s age discourage you from getting started in 2016 on training your furry friend and building positive habits.
We compiled the top 4 reasons why training is a huge benefit to you and your pet.
Not only can some basic training make your life easier but creating good habits and teaching fundamental commands can save your dog’s life. A trained dog is more likely to understand vocal commands so they will be able to respond more quickly when you direct them to avoid dangers and obstacles.
Dog training creates a bond between you and your 4 legged friends. As you go through the process of training, you will start picking up the quirks of your dog; what motivates them, what distracts them. With positive reinforcement, a higher level of trust between you and your dog is fostered, strengthening your relationship. It’s a way for you and your dog to communicate and learn what you can and should expect from one another.
Teaching basic manners to your pet allow them to be welcome in more environments and situations. From situations with guests coming to your home to going to the public dog park, those basic manners go a long way!
Dog training is the single most important factor allowing a pet to stay in their home forever. If you get off on the right foot together then you can set out on a positive path together.
These quick tips will help make National Train Your Dog Month a success! Be sure to check back often to more helpful dog training tips and articles.