Making a decision to send their dogs to dog training classes can sometimes be difficult to make for some dog owners. The act of sending their dog to someone else for training just seems to give them a sense of failure for something that they want to do yet they can’t. This feeling is sometimes wrong because sending the dog to training classes is actually doing the dog and its owner a favor as these classes teach the dog to be civil, calm and socialized. As pets, dogs should be taught to behave well around people and other animals, and dogs that are trained to behave already know what are expected of them as well.
As it has been said, sending your dog to dog training classes is not a bad idea, but many people commit one common mistake when it comes to sending their dogs to training classes, and that’s paying for dog training classes that their dog doesn’t really need at all. In short, it is not wise to pay for dog training that’s not practical for you and your pet while you are in the household. Most pet owners simply need their dogs to learn the basics of good behavior, like sit, to be quiet when told, or how to behave when on a leash. These are the ideal behaviors that every dog should learn.
Basic obedience commands are all covered in common dog training classes. However, some dog training schools, introduce advance commands that are not at all applicable for normal households to practice as a part of the dog’s behavior formation. A good example for this, which is quite funny, is to train a dog not to eat a biscuit placed just above its nose until it is told to do so. This is not only impractical; it also doesn’t serve anything worthwhile other than the owner’s own amusement.
Do you Plan to Enter a Dog Show?
Some dog owners who plan to enter their dog into a dog competition or dog show would have to invest in more advance training classes. This regimen usually involves teaching the dog how to run and jump on command and how to carry themselves as their owners display them in a show. But if you are not planning to join any of these shows or competitions, these types of training are not necessary for your pet to go through.
Most dog schools have structured training systems. These schools carefully specify the type and order of training that your dog will undergo while it is in training. Other dog training schools are not as systematized. They simply divide the raining into two, the basic obedience and the advanced level which covers the training of additional skills that only show dogs need to learn. These schools are also known for covering too many classes on basic obedience which is more than what the average pet really needs to perform at home. Again, this translates into more expenses.
Deciding on the type of dog training classes you want your dog to go through is just like shopping or buying some products – you have to stick to the rule that you have to pay only for what you really need. You don’t have to give in to some sales talk to offer you those extras that are not at all necessary. As dog training classes can be a bit expensive, you need to make sure that what you pay for is what you and your dog really need and nothing more that could mean additional expenses.