We can help our dogs achieve success through training and/or using the appropriate tools to assist them in being a functional canine citizen in our modern world.
Many behavioural problems that arise in our dogs can be improved or resolved through consistent and dedicated training – by establishing a fair and clear line of communication between human and dog and working through the problems together. Structure can be incredibly healthy and helpful for our dogs, and can go as far as to remove stress and anxiety for both parties (human and dog).
A structured life and clear communication between human and dog can result in much better quality of life for the human AND the dog.
If you have a “problematic dog” that doesn't listen or has specific issues, working with your dog (or with an experienced and knowledgeable dog trainer) via consistent and appropriate training can change their life for the better.
It is up to us to teach our dogs how to act within our world. If you don't train them, you can't blame them. You must make the effort to shape them into a “good dog”, and guide them towards success.
If you need the help of a dog trainer, be a PRESENT and DEVOTED partner in your dog's training. If you do not learn the skills and routines your dog trainer is setting up for you and your dog, you may fail when your time with the dog trainer is done.
Today is as good a day as any to get out there and start training your dog!