Why Take Your Puppy to a Dog Training Workshop

Puppy Chewing on a Book

Puppies are a lot of fun. Cute, cuddly, and playful, they are the perfect companion—until they start biting, chewing, digging, and pooping on everything they can get their little paws on. We all love older well-behaved dogs, but why can’t your puppy be that way? If you are wondering why it’s important to take your puppy to a Seattle puppy training workshop, here are 3 reasons why.

Puppy Socialization

One of the most important things for a new puppy is socialization. If you adopted your dog from a responsible breeder, they should have socialized your puppy while they were still young, but from the moment you get your puppy, it’s your responsibility to introduce them to other puppies, animals, children, and adults. As this is an extremely important part for having a well-balanced and happy adult dog, it’s more important than anything else. According to puppymanners.com, “puppies who are properly socialized from about 7 to 14 weeks of age learn to easily tolerate situations later in life which other dogs, deprived of that early socialization, may find stressful.”

Puppy Skills

Another great benefit of a dog training workshop is that your puppy will be able to learn the skills he needs in order to be a successful member of a family. If you teach your puppy early on to not chew on furniture, to walk properly on a leash, to sit and to wait, he will be a lot easier to handle in a home, especially when still young.

Puppy Bonding

One of the best things that you can do for your relationship with your puppy is to take him to a dog training workshop. Most dogs love to please their owners, and learning new tricks and skills is the best way to do that. By teaching them your place in the home as the master, you can help them to feel at home. Your puppy will learn how to respond to your cues and you can begin to work towards a great relationship with your new family member. You can also begin to build trust between each other and learn how to make each other happy.