Dog training is about sticking to the task - if you want your pet to be obedient then whether a puppy or more fully grown, dog training techniques need to start being applied with immediate effect. Teaching the way to train a dog to behave is either a professional or personal route!
There's two main areas of dog training : obedience and behavioural - we cover both in this section - in fact at the foot of the page we have written about the differences.
Get your pets into good habits and correct bad ones easily.
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When you've mastered most the big points - look at more specific areas.
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Some of the things you may forget or not have read elswhere in our site!.
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Dog obedience training
The sessions are generally designed to be regular and short to prevent boredom from setting in and so you can focus on a particular thing each time - to then practice. It involves the association of a reward for succeeding in a particular task such as accurately following commands like sitting or staying. Saying the dogs name prior to giving a command like sit, stay, heal or come is also a good idea and will help to get its attention.
Dog behavioural training
This is geared more towards correcting poor behaviour habits that the dog may have developed. These habits may include climbing on furniture, jumping and chasing things.
Dog training is something that can be learned to a certain degree - but we suggest and recommend that you seek classes locally to you or even call the vet to ask their advice on where to take your new pet! This will allow your dog to 'socialise' as well as learn how to behave and respond to commands.