Dogs are social animals and a lack of training can bring out the wild behavior in them. Dog obedience training helps your dog develop good behavior. Obedience training is great for your dog, as it is a good mental exercise that enables the dog to live happier and with more freedom.
When a dog destroys your belongings because playing is ripping things to shreds, or goes to the bathroom everywhere because it knows no better, it’s time for dog obedience training. The training may not resolve all the dog’s behavioral problems, but will certainly solve some of them. The most important skill needed in dog obedience training is effective communication that enables your dog to obey any command such as ‘heel, ’ ‘stay, ’ ‘sit’ and ‘come. ’ Make sure that the obedience training sessions are not boring but rewarding for both you and your dog.
The two most popular and important styles of obedience training are leash/collar training and reward training. Reward training is a less intense approach then the leash/collar training. In reward training, the dog is encouraged and rewarded for good behavior. Always remember that learning will be faster, if you reward your dog for good behavior. It is equally important to praise the dog. Obedience training sessions should be short and constant as a dog’s behavior can change from time to time, so constant training is always a good idea.
The key to preventing or treating behavior problems is learning to teach the dog to redirect his natural behavior to outlets that are acceptable in domestic settings.
Obedience training doesn't solve all behavior problems, but it is the foundation for solving just about any dog problem.
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