Because training your dog makes him a welcome asset in any environment and sets a positive example for the general public, many of whom may not even like dogs.
Because training your dog makes it easier to manage those situations that distract you, like crying children, ringing phones, or guests, surprise or invited.
Because training your dog is far more pleasant for your veterinarian, groomer, baby-or house-sitter, gardener, utility worker or neighbor(s).
Because training your dog is not going to cause you thousands of dollars in damages to your home or property, or the home or property of others, or the reason for a financially debilitating lawsuit.
Because training your dog so he doesn’t chase livestock, worry game or threaten people on walks when they are out, strolling their own neighborhoods.
Because training your dog makes him a welcome guest in social settings other than your own home.
Because training your dog sets a positive example for dog owners who wish they had a trained dog.
Because training your dog demonstrates your personal commitment to the needs of your dog.
Because training your dog prevents him from getting kicked out of doggie day cares, dog parks or other dog-social areas for bad manners.
Because a trained dog is not terrorizing children, killing other people’s pets and terrorizing the neighborhood looking for sport.
Because a trained dog is usually owned by a person or persons who are concerned about the welfare of animals and the rights of people to own them.
Because a trained dog can be extolled as an example of why invasive, anti dog legislation is a failure and will only hurt the people who work to ensure their dogs’ safety and welfare and the safety and welfare of their community.
Because an UN-trained dog is usually a nightmare, and is the harbinger of restrictions for the trained dogs, who deserve better.