Why is training your dog so important?


Use it or lose it”. That applies for both you and your dog. After all the energy and time you’ve spent with your initial training, from Puppy Training through Basic Obedience to Social Obedience, all with be for nothing if both you and your dog don’t keep at it regularly.

One of the first things you learn in dog training is how to communicate with your dog. You’ll learn how to get your dog to understand what you want from him or her. You’ll learn how to deal with undesirable behavior and reward good behavior. Nipping, jumping, inappropriate bathroom habits are all solvable and manageable with good, consistent training, especially from an early age. It will lead to a life of mutual happiness for you, your family and your dog.

Dog training is so important for the mental stimulation of your dog. Mental stimulation that comes from working together with a trainer keeps your dog always thinking and combined with any physical workout, your dog will be ‘good tired’.

Here’s what one of our dog owners has experienced with the consistent approach toward training her dog:

“Training helped to grow my confidence in working with the first dog I have ever owned from puppyhood.  Arlene has a positive and future oriented approach to training which encouraged me to keep trying!  I feel very comfortable with Molly now and committed to keeping up with the training”. Molly and Teresa

If you have any questions on why training your dog is important, give us a call or send us an email. We’ll be happy to discuss our training programs with you.


At The Dog Stop we are dedicated to ensuring that you and your pet have a long and healthy relationship.  We offer training for every age and stage for your dog.  Visit our Training page for details:  The Dog Stop Training.