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Why Train Your Dog?

Training your dog will help to improve your relationship with him. You develop a stronger bond and learn to communicate with your furry friend as well as gain better control of him. He will become a much better companion for you. He will be a much happier dog when trained. Training could also save his life.

Dogs are pack animals and every pack has a leader. You definitely want to be your dogs leader, not the other way around. If you don't assume the leader role than your dog will step up to the plate and take over for you. Remember, every pack has to have a leader. Training your dog puts you in the leadership role. Even if you only teach him how to walk with you on a loose leash, you become the leader. Always remember, the members of the pack respect and love the leader. Isn't that what you want?

In training, you learn how to communicate to your dog and your dog learns how to understand what you want of him. Dogs are capable of learning an incredible number of commands once you learn how to communicate your wishes to him. The more you train your dog, the easier it becomes because your dog actually begins to learn how to learn. Training isn't confined to just obedience training, dogs also love to learn tricks.

Training will make your dog a much better companion. You will enjoy being with him. Your friends will enjoy being with him. Strangers will not be afraid to meet him. He will be welcome in more places. You wont have to lock him up whenever company comes to visit. Lets face it, dogs want to be with their families, they don't like to be locked away. He will be so much happier being with family and company instead of in his crate or behind closed doors.
Life Saving

An obedient, well-trained dog will "stay" when he's told to stay. He will "come" when called and will go "down" when commanded to do so. The key here is "voice control." A well-trained dog will listen to you when you tell him to do something. Just imagine your dog coming to you from across a street. You see a car coming and know that your dog wont get across before the car comes. All you have to do is command "down" and your dog will immediately lie down while the car passes, and wait for you to come and pick him up. Whew! That could have been bad. An untrained dog might not have made it across as safely. In fact, an untrained dog may not have tried to come to you at all. He may have taken off running and you would have had to chase him down to catch him, hopefully before disaster befell him. TRAINING IS THE KEY.
Some Additional Benefits Of Training Are:

* He will be friendly without jumping on people.

* He will walk with you without pulling you along.

* He will lie down or sit and stay in place when you ask him to.

* He will come when you call him, every time you call.

* He will learn to stand still for examination and grooming .
FREE Online Training

Training is very easy. You don't have to take a lot of time or spend lots of money to train your dog.. Go to my Online Dog Training Lessons and begin training your dog at home, TODAY, for FREE. You will find the entire obedience course that I teach in all of my beginning classes.
Jacksonville, Florida Obedience Classes

I hold beginning obedience classes on Saturday mornings at the Jacksonville Humane Society and also on Tuesday evenings for the German Shepherd Dog Club. You can CLICK HERE to find out more about these classes as well as Canine Good Citizen classes when offered. There is a NOTICE at the top of the page that will bring you back to pooch problems, just scroll down past that for the training class information.

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