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Dog Training and Obedience

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Carl Dogastino: Carl is a staff writer for Dogthority providing insight that improves the quality of life for dogs and people.


Rescued and proud to be part of a family in New York. I love to write about the impact that dogs have on society. I follow my heart and believe that dogs make the world a better place for everyne.  I also like to run out the front door, run up to people and have fun!

Dog Training is Essential for a Positive Dog Experience  

Owning and raising dogs doesn’t just happen; dog training plays a significant role if you want your dog to listen and obey commands. But the sad reality is that many people do not seem to understand its importance. It is not designed to make your dog into some robot that follows through with commands mindlessly. Again, it is not intended to turn your puppy into a show dog capable of tricks to amuse people around. Training dog makes a stronger bond between the owner and the pet. It helps your dog to understand the basic rules for safer pets and also to become a pleasant companion.

The aim of dog training is not to subdue your dog to follow all whims; it involves communication. Whatever is your purpose for owning a dog—whether companionship or protection—training your dog is essential, so you don’t have behavioral problems with him in future. Your frisky puppy will become more docile, obeying commands with every step of the way.

Regardless of the breed of your dog or your lifestyle, dog training comes as highly recommended. It is vital to start dog training while the dog is still a puppy; older dogs are not easy to train. Note that different dog breeds could require different training techniques. For example, you can never employ the same technique to train tiny Chihuahua and a large Great Dane.

Why Obedience Training is Key to Dog Training

Obedience training is the start of simple dog training. At this point, your puppy must recognize his name and be able to respond accordingly to it. Then you may train him to come to you any time you call. It is appropriate to use verbal commands like “come” and “here” during this time. Start introducing other techniques like sit command. Start with the simple command and gradually advance to complicated ones.

The goal of dog training is to make your dog a safer pet, not only to you and your family, but to other individuals in the neighborhood. If you have a large dog capable of causing injury or damage, you will fancy dog training. A trained dog will never be aggressive to other pets, adults or children.

It is important to state that dog training is not an easy task. You will have to persevere with a lot of patience in the mix to ensure that your dog learns faster and effectively too. Show some respect to your dog—you chose your dog and not the other way around. Treat your dog right. Otherwise, your dog will be unhappy and will most likely run from you.

Important Dog Training References

If you truly want to train your dog personally, several resources can help on dog training—books, manuals, pamphlets, etc. Long before you get a dog, get some useful information about dog training. Pet shops may offer free dog training or for a little fee; ensure such trainings are in line with the requirements of your dog breed. If you want to, you could hire the services of a professional dog trainer to get you going in training your cherished pet.  There are many sources to help find the right training.  DOGTHORITY is a great place to start for information and easy access to dog trainers.

 Your dog will be better for it in the long run. Embrace it!


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