Benefits of Dog Training
Dog training provides both you and your dog with lifelong benefits. During the training process, your dog will learn how to behave around other animals and humans. He or she will become better socialized. You and your dog will form a closer bond, and you’ll both be much happier in the short and long-term.
- Helps you and your dog understand each other
- Helps keep your dog safe
- Teaches how to correct unwanted behaviors
- Teaches your dog basic commands, like sit, stay and heel
Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
Seneca Animal Hospital utilizes positive reinforcement dog training. This type of training is great for all ages, breeds and sizes of dogs. It rewards your dog every time he or she does something correctly. For example, if you tell your dog to sit, and he or she sits, you should immediately reward your dog by praising or giving him a treat. This reinforces the good behavior and helps with long-term consistency. In the beginning, we find that treats help reinforce positive behavior in the best way. However, as your dog learns more and becomes more consistent, showing praise and affection will benefit your pet as well. This will also help your dog learn how to please you. This type of training can help with correcting unwanted behaviors, and helps instill obedience so that your pet can reach your training goals.
Dog Training Recommendations
Ask our veterinary staff for a list of facilities that we recommend for puppy and adult training classes. These classes will offer guidance on correcting behaviors in a safe, and positive environment.