It may seem a hard task to teach your dog tricks, but if you take the time it can be highly beneficial for both you and your dog. Teaching your dog tricks may strengthen your relationship with him in a good number of ways for the following reasons.
While trick training, you will learn training techniques to help manage your dog. Even in fearful dogs, trick training can help your dog be comfortable around people and other dogs at a safe distance.
Giving Your Dog More To Do
Dogs love being busy and in many breeds boredom sets in fast. Boredom can lead to chewing and other unwanted behaviors related to anxiety and frustration. Trick training helps to maintain focus and interest in the everyday interactions that happen in your dog's life, as well as providing great entertainment for both you and your dog.
Keeping Your Dog's Mind Sharp
Teaching your dog tricks will help to keep his mind responsive, active and alert. New and challenging tricks will give your dog additional mental stimulation.
Creating a Deeper Bond With Your Dog
Trick training creates such a close bond between you and your dog. Not only do you spend more time together when training, the rewards are for good as you become a close team in everyday life.
Impress your friends with great tricks and the closeness of the relationship with your dog. Dogs love the attention and you will be recognized as a top trainer by your friends and family.
Veterinary Visits Are Easier
Having better control of your dog will help your veterinarian examine your dog more thoroughly and help to reduce the stress of your dog during the visit. Wouldn't it be great if your dog would lie on his side on command or offer a paw up to the veterinarian for nail clipping?
Beat Those Rainy Days
Not everyday is perfect for walking your dog, so trick training provides stimulation and interest for your dog when you can't get out of the house.