Why should I obedience train my dog?
FACT: A majority of the dogs surrendered to shelters have behavior problems that are easily fixed with obedience training.
Adopting a pet is taking on a responsibility for another life. That responsibility becomes easier for both of you if you understand how to communicate and shape behaviors. Obedience training can accomplish that for you and your pet. Training also strengthens the human-canine bond which is especially helpful when you first obtain your pet.
Today, unfortunately, insurance companies have labeled some breeds as “vicious”. If you own one of these breeds, you may notice that your homeowners insurance is higher than your neighbor’s. In some cases, your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance may have been canceled. Obedience training and obtaining a Canine Good Citizen certificate may help you regain your insurance or lower your premiums. Check with your individual insurance company.