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You love your dog so dearly, however, there is one thing you do not love. His constant begging. When sitting up at the table for dinner, you look to the right and see those big sweet eyes. It feels so hard NOT to give in, however, you know they are often begging for food that…Read More
You love your loyal canine companion and with good reason! They’re called “man’s best friend”, after all. But as much as you love spending quality time with your pup, there are probably times when you wonder why your dog keeps following you around everywhere you go. Even the most loving dogs can be a bit…Read More
Don’t think you can train a cat? Think again! Just like an old dog absolutely CAN learn new tricks (another popular myth), cats are often very receptive to training. True, you likely won’t have much success trying to teach your cat to fetch or bring you the newspaper, but these behaviors aren’t the kind of…Read More
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to dog training, but there’s one training method that’s actually based on science — using a dog clicker. If you have a dog or are considering getting one, you may already have heard of clicker training, but might think it’s a bit hokey or too much work. However,…Read More
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Who let the dogs out? Let’s hope it wasn’t you if you do not know how to train a dog not to bite, and more specifically, your own dog. It is a natural behavior for puppies to bite, but this is not a behavior you want them to carry with them into their adult lives.…Read More
If you need advice on how to train a dominant dog, you’re in the right place. We understand how stressful training a dog can be, especially if you’re not totally sure of the best methods. That’s why we are about to share 10 dominant dog training tips. Understand Why Your Dog is Dominant The first…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.