Results for - Obedience training

1,743 voters participated in this survey

(Source:petplace.com) Though obedience training helps dogs to be socially compatible, many people decide not to train them. It is critical when you want to develop a healthy human-animal relationship. The basic elements - sit, down, stay, come, and heel - help produce a good canine citizen. Obedience-trained dogs have easier lives, and are easier to live with, than untrained peers. If dogs desist from jumping up on strangers, sit or lie quietly when asked, and walk politely on lead, they're bound to spend more time with their owners going to picnics, ballparks, and other public places, and will spend less time alone at home. Dogs taught to lie down on the arrival of visitors - after barking a greeting or alarm - are more likely to be included in the dinner party and less likely to wind up isolated in the garage. The most basic obedience classes include the basic exercises: "sit," "down," "stay," "come" (or "recall") and "heel." An experienced instructor can help guide you with issues such as timing of rewards when your dog "listens" and the best way to respond when he doesn't listen. In advanced classes they also learn jumping up, dropping objects on command, and controlled walking (without a formal "heel"). Finally, the trainer will work on aspects involving proper socialization.

Has your dog been trained?

1. Has your dog been trained?

Yes
17%
305 votes
I have a dog, but it's not trained
24%
422 votes
I don't have a dog
57%
996 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
20 votes
Was the obedience training for your dog worth the time and money invested?

2. Was the obedience training for your dog worth the time and money invested?

Yes
13%
234 votes
No
6%
107 votes
Undecided
5%
84 votes
Not Applicable
76%
1,318 votes
Did you ever go through any of these situations due to dealing with untrained dogs?

3. Did you ever go through any of these situations due to dealing with untrained dogs?

A dog barking nonstop while you were trying to talk to someone
15%
265 votes
A dog barking while it's left alone at home
14%
238 votes
A dog begging for food while you are having dinner
20%
348 votes
A dog stealing food from the table or your plate
11%
188 votes
A dog breaking your bag, shoes, etc.
7%
117 votes
A dog jumping to you, getting your clothes dirty or ruined
19%
328 votes
N/A
62%
1,089 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
22 votes
Despite you can train dogs and they mostly get to be obedient, some dog owners seem to need more training than their dogs. If you had to deal with any of the situations mentioned below, please choose them and let us know more details about how you managed to solve the issue (if you could)

4. Despite you can train dogs and they mostly get to be obedient, some dog owners seem to need more training than their dogs. If you had to deal with any of the situations mentioned below, please choose them and let us know more details about how you managed to solve the issue (if you could)

People who walk their dogs and don't clean what their pets left behind
22%
382 votes
Neighbors who leave the dogs alone for too long without anyone to feed them, provide them with fresh water and clean around
16%
283 votes
Aggressive pets
16%
271 votes
Aggressive pet owners
12%
209 votes
Dogs that go to your home to get some attention as their own owners ignore them
7%
114 votes
Dogs left alone in cars in a hot day
16%
284 votes
Kids who hurt animals, terrify them, or simply force them to stay when they want to be left alone
14%
250 votes
Isolated dogs, locked or tied all the time
18%
310 votes
N/A
61%
1,057 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes
03/14/2016 Pets 1743 25 By: LBP

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