Increases Confidence. If you’ve ever noticed a dog cower behind its owner when new people are around, that dog is likely lacking confidence. Some basic training can make your dog prepared and less likely to become a timid dog as he grows. As he is taught how to respond to basic cues, he will find his environment more predictable and allow for increased confidence. When your dog does miss a cue it’s best to offer positive reinforcement; acting with physical or verbal punishment can wreak havoc on your new pup’s confidence.
“…acting with physical or verbal punishment can wreak havoc on your new pup’s confidence.”
More Freedom. Training your dog can not only give him freedom but you as well. For example, if you want to go outside and do some things in the yard, you can let your dog off the leash knowing he will stick around. If you don’t have leash laws where you live, you can even bring your dog for a walk on trails and feel confident he will stay right next to you. Basic training can also allow you to bring your dog to the dog park and he will be less likely to sit there barking the whole time.
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