Why do dogs jump? This natural behavior, in most cases, has been unintentionally rewarded by the owner since the dog was brought into the household. What once was a cute little puppy excitedly jumping up to get your attention grew into a bigger dog knocking you over as you walk through your front door. The…Read More
Sit. Shake. Down. Stay. Part of the fun of having a dog is teaching him tricks and guiding his behavior, allowing a richer, safer life for you and your pup. However, not all dogs are the same. While the range of personalities and abilities is part of what make dogs so great, it also means…Read More
Bringing a new puppy into your household is nothing short of an exciting time for you and your family members. It is easy to get caught up in the joy of having your new four-legged friend. It is safe to say you spent a significant amount of time researching what breed of dog you wanted,…Read More
Training your dog to go to the bathroom outside is the first, and most important part of his training. No one wants to live in a world where urinating and defecating on the rug of your home are accepted practices. That’s why potty training is the first thing on the mind of every dog owner.…Read More
The “sit” command is one of the first, and easiest skills to teach your dog. Not only is this the foundation for many more complicated tricks, but this command will also allow you to have more control over your dog. With this command, the sooner you teach your dog, the better. Once you have taught…Read More
You’ve already taught your dog to sit, stay, shake, roll over, and play dead. Now what? There are plenty of lesser-known tricks that keep Fido stimulated, especially if he’s already mastered the basics and can keep up with your commands. One great trick is training your pooch to put away his toys. This not only…Read More
Who’s walking who? Your dog, regardless of size, age, and lifestyle, should be taught basic leash skills. Whether you take your pup for a spin around the block or to the vet’s office, he should have leash manners. Even a pint-sized pooch can ruin a good walk if he pulls, spins, and jerks on the…Read More
All dogs bark. Some dogs bark for good reasons, such as at strangers, while others apparently bark for little or no reason at all. If your dog barks at other canines, it cannot only be annoying, but it can pose a risky issue, especially if you’re at a dog park or out and about walking.…Read More
Getting a new dog is an exciting time for new pet parents. Amongst all of the excitement you’re feeling, you might be wondering how to get started with dog training. There are a few commands that every dog should know, such as sitting and staying. Read on to learn how to teach your dog how…Read More
Teaching your dog to walk properly on a leash can be a trying experience, but the rewards last a lifetime. Unfortunately, not many dogs naturally know how to properly walk on a leash so this is definitely something that you will need to teach them. You need to remember that for your dog, going outside…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.