Answer: Because obedience training is a GOOD thing. Obedience training builds communication, understanding, and mutual respect while demonstrating to your dog that you are an effective "pack leader".
Dogs are pack animals with a well-defined and inherent social order. Every dog pack has a leader to whom the other dogs in the pack look to for guidance and leadership. When you bring a dog into your family, the family members become the dog's new, not-so-furry pack and, as such, they must provide leadership to the new canine member.
Enrolling in a dog obedience class offers several positive benefits to both the family and the dog.
It's all about communication! Obedience training will teach you how to "speak dog" and help your new canine friend "understand human". In other words, you will learn to become the "pack leader". You will learn how to communicate with your dog while establishing the human household rules and boundaries in ways that your dog can understand.
Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog and increase the enjoyment of your relationship with your dog.
Training will help you learn how to prevent your dog from developing unacceptable behavior and bad habits such as chewing, digging, barking, biting, jumping, and peeing in the house.
Training will give you the skills you need to keep your dog safe and show you how to make your dog a good canine citizen in your community.
If you have a desire to showcase the teamwork and skills you have developed with your good canine, obedience training opens doors to the fun and challenging world of AKC competitive obedience and other performance events, where you and your dog can earn certificates and titles while you continue to strengthen your human-to-canine bond.
A well-behaved, obedience-trained dog is a pleasure to own because he or she can go virtually anywhere without being a risk or nuisance to others.
In addition to food, shelter and good veterinary care, obedience training is one of the most important and satisfying things you can do with, and for, your dog.
The bottom line is that dog obedience training truly benefits everyone. And who doesn't want a dog with good manners?