The summer season is just around the corner! For dog enthusiasts, it is an opportunity to train their pooch for new skills. Though dog obedience training can be done anytime of year, many consider Summer as the most ideal time to do it. Of course, some would argue otherwise, but here are some of the reasons why this season is the best for that.
More time for outdoor activities. Having more outdoor activities means there’s a lot of skills that your dog can learn not only for mental skills but for psychomotor improvements. The weather is ideal to take your dog to a morning walk and to let him learn commands to improve on behavior issues.
For dog improved socialization. Some breeds are “naturally” territorial and this can cause some headache to their owners, knowing that their dog attacking other dogs – and even human they find unfamiliar – are not far from reality. But this can be improved by taking your dog outside in order to be familiar with the “outside world.” Taking him out for a walk in the park allows him to meet other dogs and people. Also, there are obedience training programs such as a dog boot camp offered by some dog training facilities (like ProTrain) during summer. It is a good training ground wherein your dog can learn a wide array of skills for better behavior and improved obedience.
Tone down dog aggression. As your dear canine learns more skills from a summer dog obedience training and as he gets more exposed to people, you can expect a better dog behavior and a much improved obedience – a sure way to tone down aggression.
Some tips to keep your canine in good condition during summer
While the summer season is widely considered as an ideal time to take your dog outside, it does mean that he is spared from possible health issues. Your dog can still be vulnerable to exhaustion, dehydration, and over fatigue. With that said, it is important to consider the following dog summer care tips:
- Never leave your dog inside your car as a closed car tends to have an inside temperature higher than outside, which can cause stress to your dog.
- When you are out for a walk with your dog, do it in the early morning and/or evening; taking your dog for a walk when the sun is high and the atmosphere is hot and humid can make your dog exhausted.
- Check out whether or not the pavement you see at the park is hot. If it is, leave and take the cooler area instead.
- Offer plenty of water and shade. To avoid dehydration, have a container of water come in handy.
For expert summer dog obedience training, contact us at ProTrain today.
Call us at 1-877-BAD DOGS.