The issues dog training can solve
Dog training is crucial for developing a unique relationship with your pet. As mentioned before, not all dogs are created equal. Individualized instruction can help address the following unique dog problems:
Teaching your dog to self-pacify, rest, and manage on its own while you are away is vital. Especially for loving dog-owners who like parting their sheets for their dog to jump in and take a nap. If you like sleeping with your dog, know that if he suffers from separation anxiety, then he won’t handle well being left alone during the day.
Potty training management
Perhaps you've got yourself a new puppy or adopted an older dog, either way, potty training is essential. These involve showing him where to potty, training him to hold it till they reach this spot, and how to notify you when it's time to do their business. Potty training will help keep your home clean by preventing your pet from pottying everywhere.
Dogs are naturally protective of their 'high-value' items. They snap and growl at people or dogs who want to mess with their foods, plastic bag, etc. While this is a great skill to have, it tends to get dangerous when dogs start biting. Dogs should, therefore, be taught on the art of letting go sometimes.
Speaking of aggression issues, if you are the type who keeps yelling at your dog, poking and pinning him down while strapping electronic collars around his neck, you risk turning him into a Cujo. Treat your dog gently.
Have you ever tried walking a dog with leash aggression issues? It is not an experience you'd want to try again. Dogs become aggressive while on a leash if they feel frustrated or uncomfortable. Training to prevent leash reactivity involves identifying the source of discomfort and desensitizing the dog to this stimulus.
Preparing a dog for the arrival of a new baby
Training can also tune your dog to your pregnancy and prepare him/her for the new baby. This involves smoothing away unwanted habits, introducing him/her to the baby’s scent, and establishing limits around the nursery. Children love toys, and so do dogs; this training also focuses on preventing aggressive resource guarding behavior too.