Obedience should be fun but also challenging for your dog, as they love challenges and learning. Our Gastonia dog training provides mental stimulation and that is key to their mental sanity. Just as important – obedience should NOT change your dog’s personality – if anything, it should help show it off. Obedience is the single most important ingredient for your dog to live a happy life. It provides a “language” for you and your dog to communicate through with words like Heel, Sit, Come, Down and Place.
All of our obedience dog training programs in Gastonia are designed to achieve full off leash reliability, so we have to make sure he understands these words are “mandatory” and not “optional”. Once he understands this, his freedom level will sky rocket. The KEY with any obedience program is that your dog will do the commands around big distractions like strangers and other dogs, or else they will be of little use to you. If you can trust your dog to “Come” every time you say come – then he will get to go more places, be off leash more, and run and play like dogs are designed to do! Dogs were not created to be confined 24/7.
They love freedom and being able to explore, and the only way your dog will be allowed this freedom is if they are reliable off leash. Obedience is great for abused or nervous dogs too – the confidence that it will provide them will be PRICELESS. Other things obedience will provide are: tons of mental stimulation, socialization, bonding experience, and many learning opportunities.