January is dog training month. I think it is a great reminder of the importance of training your dog. Dogs like boundaries and many will work to please you. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love a well trained and well behaved dog! I think at the very least all dogs should know “sit”, “down”, “come” and “stay”. The “wait” command is very handy as is “leave it”. And who can play fetch with their dog without the “drop it” command!
Some people like to train their dogs with commands in other languages. My dog would lick my face when I said “beso”. Some people like to train their dogs to do more interesting things like open the refrigerator and get them a beer! My dogs have never been trained to do that. I know better. They would both open the beer and drink it on the way back! All I would get would be an empty bottle!
I would love to hear in the comments below what unusual task you have trained your dog to do.