When dogs were first domesticated and for hundreds of years following, they had a job. They worked alongside their human counterparts and together they thrived. Today, many of our dogs have become couch potatoes. Sadly, this new trend has resulted in dogs with weight problems, dogs suffering from a lack of socialization and exposure, and dogs that suffer from behavioral issues because they aren’t given an outlet. Having a job is an amazing outlet for mental and physical activity as well as being a huge confidence booster for even the most insecure pooch.
Many dog trainers these days are referring dog owners to dog sports as a compliment to their behavior modification regimen. The dog sports do wonders for boosting self confidence and independence. They also help dog owners learn to better control their unruly pups in a fun and safe environment. Not to mention, they are just plain fun!