Trying to decide whether or not online dog training would be right for you and your pup? Here are seven reasons to give it a try:
The Ultimate Convenience
Let’s face it – life can be pretty hectic at the best of times. You may be able to dedicate a few hours a week to a real-life puppy training class, but factor in travel time, plus making arrangements for any other pets or kids in your care, and this quickly becomes a much bigger commitment, not to mention expense.
This is one of the biggest benefits of online dog training. Pick a course with a flexible schedule and you’ll be able to watch the classes at your own convenience. This makes it much easier to carry out short training sessions with your pup every day of the week, which is much more beneficial than a longer weekly session.
You’ll Be Able to Re-Watch Online Dog Training Videos
Most people need repetition in order for new information to really sink in – it’s how the human brain works. It can take a while to learn something new, which is why it’s always useful to have access to that information for future reference.
Most online dog training courses, including ours, will have tutorial videos that you can return to time and time again. These online resources can be invaluable, especially if you’re training multiple dogs.
On one hand, the distractions at a physical dog training class are great. They’re good for socializing a dog, and they’ll also teach your dog how to focus on you even with so much going on around them.
However, any reputable dog trainer will always advise that training should begin in a distraction-free area. Only once your dog has a good grasp of the command you’re trying to teach should you start adding in distractions. Too many distractions too soon will make it so much harder for a dog to learn.
This is another reason why online dog training classes are so useful. You can pick the quietest room in your home to train in. This will encourage your dog to fully focus on what you’re trying to teach.
Access to Trainers All Over the World
If you happen to live near a reputable and successful trainer, then you’re lucky. Most people aren’t this fortunate, meaning that they often end up taking their dog to a trainer who uses questionable methods.
Online dog training gives you access to trainers all over the world. You’re not restricted by distance or location. So long as that trainer offers an online course, you’ll be able to sign up, no matter where in the world you may live.
An Engaged Community
Many online dog training courses have a dedicated online community space where their clients can interact. Whether this may be a Facebook group or a website chatroom, having access to this support can be a huge help if you’re ever struggling.
No Age, Breed, or Vaccine Restrictions
As unfair as it may be, many dog training classes have breed restrictions. The majority will also require attending dogs to be fully vaccinated. If yours isn’t vaccinated for whatever reason, your pooch will end up missing out. It also doesn’t help that most of the group dog training classes out there are aimed at puppies. Once dogs reach a certain age, it’s much harder to find a suitable class.
Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with any of that if you go with an online dog training class. Age, breed, and vaccination status simply won’t matter.
Pandemics Won’t Get in the Way of Training
So many people ended up becoming dog owners during the initial phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, once they realized that most physical dog training classes were on hold due to lockdowns, they were at a loss. This meant that online dog training courses soared in popularity.
They gave owners a way to train their dogs, no matter what else may be going on in the world outside.
Both physical and online dog training classes have their advantages – it all comes down to picking what works best for you and your dog. Whichever you choose, the goal is the same – to have an obedient and well-trained dog that fully respects you.
If you would like to give online dog training a try, the free dog training workshop from K9TI is a great place to start.