Dog training is more than just teaching your dog to do tricks! The crux of having a great relationship with your pet is if they have obedience instilled in them. Dogs learn through conditioning, and if your relationship with them is one of catering to their every needs – they will learn to take advantage of that.
Potty training, separation anxiety, isolation anxiety, socialization skills, as well as learning delayed gratification are all skills that a dog and owner can benefit from.
In the instance of isolation as well as separation anxiety, the time spent alone can ramp up their levels of distress. In extreme cases, this can lead the dog to causing self-harm, destruction of your home and property, constant barking, defecation or urination in home, and overall distress for human members of the household.
Whereas regular mental and physical stimulation may often be enough for trained dogs, dogs that haven’t undergone the proper training protocols to domesticate, will need a lot more attention.
During times where you may be stuck at home for long periods of time, your dog may become accustomed to the immediacy of presence. It is important to take steps to instill proper training to prevent the development of dog anxieties.