Without the words to describe how they feel, dogs use verbal and nonverbal cues to communicate a need. So how do you train a dog to stop whining if you don’t know what he’s looking for? Causes of Dog Whining Believe it or not, these cues are clues to speaking your dog’s language. Read on…Read More
Training a dog to lay down is one of the most fundamental commands a pet owner can master. Not only does it allow you to calm and control your dog in any situation, but it is also the foundation to more complex tricks such as “roll over” and “bang”. What You’ll Need To train…Read More
There’s no worse public humiliation than your dog dragging you down the street in pursuit of another animal or jumping up on the dinner table trying to snatch some food. With these helpful tips you and your furry friend will be able to take on the world as a classy, and much less embarrassing, duo.…Read More
Congratulations! If you are reading this, you are likely the owner of a new furry friend! This is an exciting time in both your life and the life of your pet. Therefore, it’s important to be equipped with some helpful tips on how to make this transition as seamless as possible. Any pet, regardless of…Read More
After a long search, you’ve finally found your new furry friend. Now what? Any visit to a pet supply store overwhelms you with an abundance of food, supplements, toys, and gear. But what do you really need? Should you get refrigerated food or dry? Collar or harness? Supplements? What kind of toys are appropriate for…Read More
Welcoming a new puppy into your home is cause for celebration, but with the excitement of this newfound joy comes the need to establish boundaries. Crate training is fundamental to obedience training—that is, acclimating your dog to a crate he can call home inside the home. Over the years, this practice has gained a bad…Read More
Do your dog’s hobbies include begging for table scraps, cuddling on the clean couch, and sprinting off to chase squirrels in the park? None of these activities are unusual or cause for alarm, but it may be time to step in and start training your dog. From bright-eyed puppies to mature dogs, your four-legged friend…Read More
As any puppy parent knows, our furry companions love to bite, chew and explore whatever they can – but there comes a time where we need to step in and provide them with proper training so they can develop into well-adjusted adult dogs. Although biting and mouthing objects and people during play is perfectly normal,…Read More
Everyone has experienced a hyper dog that is overly excited and greets everyone with lots of licks and jumps. If the response to this enthusiasm is one of affection – like sympathetic petting, the over-the-top greetings will continue. Dogs seek human attention. Rewarding your dog with it will only re-enforce his hyperactive behavior. If your…Read More
So, you have an excitable dog who pulls on his leash non-stop, dragging you behind as he charges towards the next fire hydrant. And on top of it, he’s choking himself on his collar! Getting a dog to stop pulling on his leash can be somewhat difficult, and there are no foolproof techniques. The only…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.