10 Reasons Why Professional Training Helps You and Your Dog

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  1. Training isn’t just for puppies. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Learning how to communicate with your dog at any age can help keep them safe and encourage good manners.
  2. Training is more than just “come,” “sit” and “stay.” Positive, rewards-based training teaches you how to redirect inappropriate actions and reward good behavior.
  3. Training helps solve unwanted behaviors. Nipping, jumping up, potty issues, bolting out the front door and many more can be addressed.
  4. Training lets you take your dog with you more often. Being responsive to your cues in different environments and walking nicely on leash are just a few benefits of training.
  5. Dogs are easily distracted. Training classes with other pet parents and dogs in our stores help simulate real-world scenarios that teach you and your dog to focus.
  6. Training is rewarding. It feels good when you and your dog master cues.
  7. Dogs need physical and mental stimulation. Training helps keeps them from getting bored and mischievous.
  8. Training helps strengthen your bond. It sets up you and your dog for a lifetime of trust and continued learning.
  9. Training makes dogs more confident. That’s very helpful for shy or timid pups.
  10. Training is fulfilling for you and your dog. Your dog wants to please you, and nothing is more impressive than a well-trained dog having fun showing off their skills.

PetSmart offers training from Puppy courses to Advanced programs – even a Therapy Dog prep class – so you and your best friend can learn and grow together. Our Accredited Pet Trainers are well-versed in canine communication and will make your experience fun, effective and rewarding.

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