As wonderful as our furry friends are, it’s safe to say that dogs aren’t always on their best behavior. If your canine companion has a few habits you’d like to see less of (as in, a lot less of), chances are you’re looking for a way to encourage some better behavior from your furry friend.…Read More
Smart, sweet, and loyal—there’s a reason dogs make such amazing emotional support animals. For those of us looking for little extra help from our furry friends, an emotional support dog (ESD) can be a tailing-waggingly good way to feel secure in stressful situations. That said, you may not know how to train an emotional support…Read More
Dogs and fetching have always been synonymous in many folks’ minds, but in reality, tons of dogs don’t know how to fetch, or simply don’t fetch well. What appears to be an effortless game between canine and owner is often the result of a lot of training, and sometimes frustration, on both ends. Here is…Read More
While this sweet, intelligent, lovable breed is probably one of the most misunderstood among canines, the truth is that training a Pit Bull – no matter what his age may be – is simply a matter of smart planning. Although there are different techniques for training Pit Bulls at each stage of their life, this…Read More
The news is filled with tales of service dogs – from heroic canines rescuing victims of natural disasters, to controversial events at 30,000 feet and misbehaving companion animals on flights. This frequent, extremely public level of interest raises a lot of questions for the curious: What are service dogs used for? Can anyone get a…Read More
House training your pup is top priority when bringing your new little family member home. It’s also one of the most prevalent reasons dogs find themselves homeless or living in an animal shelter. Most people underestimate the work and the time required to house train a new dog. Potty training dogs isn’t always an easy…Read More
Fun (or not fun) fact: puppies bite. And cute as it may be — your adorable puppy’s teeth are like little daggers that can really hurt. But a puppy that bites isn’t necessarily a bad dog. In fact, it’s perfectly natural behavior and probably nothing to worry about for the long term at all. It’s…Read More
You have probably heard the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” While it is true that a dog’s hearing and sight can suffer in old age and that they become more susceptible to a variety of disorders and diseases, dogs can be trained at just about any age. What most human owners…Read More
Whether you are the proud owner of a purebred border collie or an obsessed dog mom of your loveable shepherd mix rescue pooch, herding dogs have a way of rounding up some serious affection. This lovable group has a long history of working, especially with humans. This is excellent news for those of you who…Read More
The leave it command is helpful when you want your dog to disengage with an object, a person or another dog. This training is a basic command and is a good starting point for other more advanced training commands for dogs. “Leave it” is a staple in your training arsenal and can be used as…Read More
Obedience training isn’t a process intended to create a robot out of your pet. It’s a form of training that aspires to create a docile and willing companion, one which will listen to your commands.
It encompasses everything from teaching your dog how to properly walk on a leash to acting properly within and outside of the homestead. If the skill set you’re teaching your pup requires his willingness to follow your commands, then it falls beneath obedience training. Below are some puppy obedience training tips!
How is Dog Obedience Training Done?
It can be carried out within the home (the owner as the teacher), in puppy obedience training classes, or with a private trainer. Deciding between the three depends largely on the type of pet in question.
A Chihuahua, on the other hand, is quite easy to train within the home, even if you’re inexperienced. They’re smart enough to absorb and adapt to the lessons and docile enough to listen. While these two pets are canines, it’s an appropriate example as to how two different animals will have different requirements.
Is Dog Obedience Training Important?
Immensely. This obedience foundation needs to be built for each pet. Without proper obedience training, you run the risk of having a poorly behaved pet that relishes in his bad habits.
Do the proper research before buying your pet to validate if you’re up for the work, the type of training he’ll need, and spend time identifying how trained you want him to be.