You might have seen my dog on TV Tuesday. I gave him a "screen test" in the feature I did on pets as animal actors. Though Cadbury needs a little more distraction training before he is invited onto a movie set, I still think he's a star!
But I just want to tell other pet owners how much fun I think it is to train your dog. It is so exciting when they "get it!" I have never had a dog my whole life, and jumped right in with a trainer, and now I'm addicted to training Cadbury. I work with him every day and he is so good at his obedience. Especially when I have extra high value treats in my pocket! But besides that, it really creates a strong bond between pet and owner. He rarely wants to leave my side, treats or not. And he is very attentive to me.
So even if your dog already knows the basics, why not take a little extra time each day to teach him something new? He gets a treat, his brain power gets a boost, and together you get a stronger bond.