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Indoor Dog Training vs. Outdoor Dog Training Classes

Are you curious about the difference between indoor dog training and outdoor dog training classes?

Rocket the Australian Shepherd puppy in an outdoor dog training class in Vancouver, BC.
Rocket the Australian Shepherd puppy in an outdoor dog training class in Vancouver, BC.

Are you curious about the difference between indoor and outdoor dog training? Have you ever wondered why some dog trainers prefer to teach outdoors? In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of training your dog in an outdoor setting and why it can be more effective than indoor dog training. Stay tuned to discover why outdoor dog training with Hustle Up dog training and CTE dog trainers (Certified Dog Trainer Educators) might be the best option for you and your furry friend. See you in dog class!


In the world of dog training, the debate between indoor dog training and outdoor dog training has been a topic of discussion for many pet owners. While some dog trainers swear by the effectiveness of indoor training, others, like myself, firmly believe in the benefits of training in outdoor environments. But why is outdoor training so important? Many dog owners question the rationale behind teaching their furry friends indoors. After all, we learn to drive and ride a bike outdoors, where we face real-life challenges and learn how to navigate through them. The same principle applies to raising a child - we teach them to be mindful of traffic, how to cross the road safely, and to be aware of their surroundings.


When it comes to training a dog, the stimulating elements of the outdoors play a crucial role. In my experience, I have found that 100% of people who exit an indoor dog training class struggle with the same tasks they were taught indoors. The reason for this is the lack of exposure to the various sounds, smells, and movements that dogs encounter outdoors.


Wolfe, showing how to STOP. Watch here!


For instance, teaching a dog to resist the urge to chase after a bird or squirrel is nearly impossible indoors. This is where the Hustle Up dog training method shines. By presenting dogs with a wide range of challenges and exposing them to different environments, they learn to overcome their mistakes and build confidence. Dogs are naturally equipped to handle and learn from a variety of challenges, and that's why outdoor training is so crucial.


I personally believe in exposing dogs to different locations, stimuli, and experiences. Taking a dog on a walk through a busy sidewalk, for example, allows them to encounter a multitude of smells and learn to navigate the walk alongside their owner. This builds trust in the owner's leadership and helps the dog feel secure.


Implementing urban agility exercises is another fantastic way to stimulate a dog's brain, boost their confidence, and keep them engaged during walks. It's a win-win situation for both the dog and the owner.


Now, it's important to acknowledge that training and teaching clients outdoors come with their fair share of challenges. However, these challenges are healthy and mirror real-life situations that dog owners will encounter. From sidewalks to parks, beaches to shopping trips, dogs need to have the knowledge and tools to navigate public spaces confidently.


So, instead of investing your time and money in indoor training that mainly benefits the trainer, consider the Hustle Up dog training method and CTE trainers. Their expertise and experience in outdoor training surpass what other trainers can offer. When you start comparing indoor training to our outdoor training, you'll realize the immense value it brings to both you and your furry companion.



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In conclusion, the debate between indoor training and outdoor training for dogs has its merits, but ultimately, outdoor training proves to be more effective. While indoor training may provide a controlled environment, it fails to expose dogs to the various stimuli they encounter in the real world. The sounds, smells, and movements outdoors present challenges that cannot be replicated indoors. Moreover, training dogs indoors may lead to difficulties when applying learned behaviours in an outdoor setting. Therefore, opting for outdoor training, such as the HUSTLE UP dog training method, allows dogs to develop the necessary skills to navigate outdoor dangers and distractions effectively.


So, if you're ready to take your dog training journey to the next level, I hope to see you in one of our outdoor dog classes soon.


About the Author

Written by Brad Pattison, Dog Behaviourist, Dog Trainer & Puppy Trainer

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