Yesterday I transcribed something recorded from dialect into standard language and then translated it as well. My oh my, that was a challenge. I use both in my daily life-dialect and standard language and I think that´s important. Everybody should be able to talk in both forms. Some people refuse to use dialect because they believe it devalues their position in social life. I think the more languages you kow the better you´ll understand life. And it´s up to you where and when to use which language.
Many of my friends speak dialect but raise their kids only in standard language. They don´t want their children to use the language of their region. That´s a pitty. They are loosing a part of their culture. They don´t understand dialect poems or songs any longer.
Maybe there´ll be a comeback of dialect someday. Instead of animals maybe the dialect will be worth protecting. So, save the dialect;-)