Getting a new puppy is exciting but short lived when your puppy starts disobeying you. Your furry friend would not naturally be well-behaved, just like a human baby. It takes time, effort, patience and persistence during the training process to shape your puppy’s behaviors into whatever you want them to be. Here are some reasons why training your dog is important. For your Dog’s safety Teaching your dog to follow your command when you call, sit and stay are important for his safety. You should start training your dog by using these commands with actions in your home, so your dog gets plenty of time to learn what to do. By ensuring that your pet obeys these commands, you can reward them with a treat. Makes boarding your Dog easy It becomes a tough job to find someone to take care of your dog if he is not trained well, when you are planning for a vacation. Your friends won’t want to house sit a dog who may cause damage to their homes. You should always make your dog aware about what he can and cannot do. If you train your pup well, not only will he listen to your commands, he will obey others as well. Makes your Dog Social Whenever you are taking your dog outside, you are likely to encounter other people with their pets. Teaching your dog about proper behavior in such situations will keep everyone comfortable. When your dog will get used to these interactions, he might even start enjoying them. New Training Aids If you are thinking that your dog is a grown up and can’t learn new things, you’re wrong. Your dog can learn at any age whether you want your dog to unlearn some bad behaviors or you want to teach him a new trick. The mental capacity to learn new things is the same in older dogs and puppies. If you have been training and your dog understands your cues already, he might even learn faster. Behaves properly when left alone The best part of training is that your dog will behave properly even when you are not at home. In order to avoid financial problems, make your dog understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. When you reward your dog with a treat when they obey your command, they tend to remember the command when you are not there with them. So, if you tell your dog “no” to an unacceptable behavior and he listens, reward him with a treat. Next time when you are out, you won’t have to worry about home repairs as the only thing to worry about will be giving your pup some love when you get home. Conclusion Training your dog is beneficial for you both as not only does your dog learn proper behaviors but you get to understand him better and using positive encouragement during the training enhances your relationship with your dog. Training your furry friend at a young age will help you to create memories together and you will be able to trust him and bond with him easier. There will be no scope of worrying about his misbehavior and you will be able to take him wherever you want. A little bit of training is enough to kick start a lifelong friendship.