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
What does it mean for your dog to heel? “Heel” is a command that keeps your dog glued to your side whether you are on the go or standing still. The primary intent of the heel command is to keep your dog’s attention completely fixed on you. “Heel” is a fantastic command because it has…Read More
As a dog owner, there can be times when it would be very helpful to have your dog off leash, while still having the training to return back to you at a moment’s notice. However, teaching your dog how to train a dog to be off leash is no easy practice. Most dogs who are…Read More
One of the most popular varieties of dog breeds are herding dogs. This group was actually created in 1983 by the American Kennel Association (AKC). Prior to this classification, many of the breeds that are now considered herding dog breeds were grouped with working dogs. The AKC eventually created two separate categories to distinguish regular…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.