5 Reasons Why Dog Training and Socialization are Important

Training your Dog in Sri Lanka 

Whether you’re a new puppy-owner or a veteran dog-owner of a furry friend with a mind of their own, dog training is an important part of ensuring their safety, as well as the safety of others. If your pup is prone to destroying your entire home- shoes, furnishing, the works- or if taking them out on a walk is an absolute nightmare, it might be high time you set out to make sure your dog is professionally trained and ready to heed your commands. Can’t seem to find a reliable professional dog trainer in Sri Lanka? Not to fret, we have the solution for you. 

Many of us tend to expect our dogs to be naturally well-behaved, and end up disappointing ourselves when they pretend to be deaf every time they’re told to stop attacking the flower beds. Dogs are energetic and playful creatures by nature- they can’t be expected to know our rules unless we take the time to teach them. 

Additionally, we all know that dogs are generally happy and sociable, but most pups need a push to learn how to behave themselves around other animals. An aggressive dog can cause a lot of harm, and we’d all much rather have our pet get along with our neighbours than treat them as his/her biggest enemy. 

At PetVet Sri Lanka, we’re committed to help you train your playful dog in a way that’ll only strengthen your bond with them; while taking your dog to a professional dog trainer has its benefits, equipping yourself with the knowledge to train them is a lot more rewarding. 

Our team has years of experience in the field, and are delighted to introduce our Puppy Socialization and Dog Training Classes- beginning on the 14th of August 2021. Talk to us today to get involved by contacting us at +94 777 738 838, +94 11 259 9799 or +94 11 259 9800. 

If you’re still unsure, take a look at these 5 reasons why proper dog training will aid your pup’s growth and well-being. 

1. Safety

If your dog has little regard for your commands, then he/she is in danger. Teaching a puppy its name and having it come to you when called are important because it’ll prevent them from running out onto a busy street, or getting into a fight with other animals. A properly trained dog will know to listen to you during hazardous situations- and that’ll make sure they’re safe and by your side. 

Not only this, a trained dog will be much easier to live with than an untrained one. Setting up boundaries with your puppy in your living quarters is a must for new dog owners- as much as they’d love to invade our personal bubbles and shadow us for the rest of their lives, it’s always healthy to have some space. Letting your pet know which areas of the house are out-of-bounds, which pieces of furniture have been passed down for 5 generations and you’d rather not have chewed up etc. are all a part of the training process. With the right advice and knowledge, you’ll be able to trust your furry friend to behave well anywhere you go. 

2. In Public 

If you’ve ever had to hold on to your dog’s leash for dear life while it tried to throw itself at every passing stray during what was supposed to be a relaxing walk around your neighbourhood, then that’s probably a good sign to get your dog properly trained. Your dogs are perfectly capable of exercising good behaviour around other animals, but they need to be taught the dos and don’ts. Socializing your dog works best when it’s done early, by building their confidence and also teaching them to obey basic commands. 

3. Building Bonds 

Professional dog training isn’t just about getting them to obey you- it’s about learning to communicate more effectively with your furry best friend, and getting to know them better. While training your dog, you’ll learn more about their breed, their temperament and their personality- and your bond with your pup will become stronger in the process. When your dog learns to trust you fully, and you learn to do the same, he/she will fit into your home in the best way possible. 

Most importantly, when you train your dog yourself, you get to spend more time with them, and no one will be happier about you focusing all your attention on them than your pups themselves!

4. Keep them Active 

A bored dog is a cranky dog. After basic obedience training, you’ll be able to transition to teaching your dog new tricks and keep them attentive and active. If you melt into a puddle every time a cute puppy extends its paw out to you for a friendly paw-shake, you’ll know exactly how much fun teaching a dog a trick can be. Practicing agility, jumping and other exercises with your dog is an extremely fun way to make sure they stay healthy and happy- you won’t have to worry about taking your dog out to the park or for a walk on the busy streets of Sri Lanka anymore, once they’re trained well.

5. At the Vet

Taking your dog to the vet can be exhausting if they aren’t equipped to handle it. The idea that all dogs hate going to the vet isn’t true at all; dogs become anxious when they enter territory that is unfamiliar to them, this is natural. When a dog is confident and feels secure around their owner, they’ll be far more likely to relax around other people- and your visits to the vet will be a breeze. It’s up to the owners to build positive associations with places your pets are uncomfortable around, which is another feature of good dog training. 

Overall, training your dog is never a bad thing. While taking your dog to a professional dog trainer in Sri Lanka is a possibility, it is far more rewarding and straightforward to do it yourself, and you eliminate the risk of your pup ending up listening to just your trainer and not you. At PetVet’s puppy class, we work in collaboration with you to make sure you’re equipped with the right knowledge to tackle the tricky parts of training, while also having fun with your favourite furry friend.


Call us today to register now! We’re available for consultations or inquiries too, so don’t hesitate to reach out and find us at +94 777 738 838, +94 11 259 9799 or +94 11 259 9800. We hope to see you soon! 


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