Dog Obedience

Written by Patty Yu
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Before bringing a puppy into your home, it is important to introduce dog obedience training early on. Dog obedience relies greatly on your ability to communicate with your new pal, and dog training helps you open up those lines of communication. Even if your dog is no longer a puppy, or if you have had the dog for some time, it is never too late to begin dog obedience training.

Unless taught otherwise, dogs will act out their natural instincts, that urge them onto normal canine behavior. However, these behaviors can be modified or directed toward less destructive outlets with proper training. If you don't want your dog to bark excessively, jump on guests, soil inside, or chew up your furniture and shoes, you can teach your buddy otherwise.

How to Begin Dog Obedience Training

One of the best ways to start to teach dog obedience is through a local class, where you learn excellent dog training tips from experienced professionals. There are many books and online resources you can research, too. Afterwards, it's important to continue training in the home, which is a familiar environment for the dog. While the dog is in the beginning stages of training, it is important that there are little distractions.

Once you feel that your dog has mastered several important commands at home, you should begin some training in other environments. Teaching your dog with new distractions may be challenging, but it will pay off in the long run. Your pal will learn how to listen to your commands while you walk outside, when guests come over to your home, and also while riding in the car. Dog obedience training will not only make your lives more enjoyable together, but safer as well!

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