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French Bulldogs can be stubborn when it comes to the puppy training process. While Frenchies are a loyal and intelligent dog breed, they can be persistent in getting things to go their way. Their adorable boxed faces, bat ears, and large eyes make it hard not to give them exactly what they want, but as…Read More
The Golden Retriever is one of the most docile dog breeds in the world. Their eager-to-please personalities are one of the many attributes that keep them in the #3 spot of America’s most popular dog breeds. With that being said, training them isn’t a cakewalk, and it takes work to cultivate that obedience and personality…Read More
So your dog refuses to follow commands and, frankly, lacks interest what you say. Relax; it’s not personal—you may just have a stubborn dog on your hands. A stubborn dog may show independence and a short attention span, but take heart: stubborn dogs are also highly intelligent. The good news? You can still train stubborn…Read More
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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.