Dog training is an essential step for anyone interested in owning a dog. It will make your life and your dog’s life much more pleasant and enjoyable. Dog training in an urban environment like Seattle represents more of a challenge for dogs and their owners. Dogs, like small children, need to know what the rules and boundaries are. Unruly or unwanted behavior is more a reflection of poor parenting skills than reflection of the natural traits of the child. Children learn appropriate behavior and social skills through careful, attentive parenting combined with a secure and nurturing home environment. It helps to think of dog training in a similar vein.