Training your dog has so many benefits. Basic tricks and behaviors such as sitting and heeling make life with a dog easy and organized, and can even keep them (and you) safe. It matters that your dog obey your simple commands if you should ever encounter another animal or dangerous situation.
Beyond those simple behaviors--which should be part of every dog's repertoire--more complicated tricks can stimulate your dog's intellect and athleticism. Setting new challenges for Fido will make sure that he is tuned in to you and tuned out to misbehaviors associated with attention-seeking or boredom. And, of course, teaching your dog tricks can be a lot of fun and a chance to bond, especially when you're able to show off all of your hard work at the dog park-- there's no better team than you and your furry bestie!
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