"Training dogs is very similar to raising children. You would never *DREAM* of taking your child to a six or an eight week class, and then saying "Okay, they're good. They've been taught. They know everything they need to know." Raising children to be decent human beings is a years-long affair, that continues for the life of the child. Why should it not be the same for helping your dog—a whole other species who lives with us—to understand and learn to get along with the way we live our lives?"