Basic Dog Obedience Training
Obedience training is a must for your pet's safety and well-being. It gives you access to critical information and guidance and establishes a positive relationship between you and your pet. Sadly, over fifteen million dogs are destroyed every year. Over half are brought in by their owners because they were unable to control them. In contrast, a well-trained dog is always a pleasure to be around.
When should training start?
Obedience training can start at any time. Contrary to popular belief, you can teach an old dog new tricks. However, the sooner training begins, the better. Puppies can begin training at around eighteen weeks. Problems such as housebreaking, chewing, and "jumping up" can easily be corrected if you start working with your dog as soon as he/she comes in to your home.
What is basic obedience?
Basic obedience training consists of the following commands: come, sit, down, stay, heel, and variations of all of these. Jim's basic obedience program utilizes repetition, positive reinforcement and lots of loving care. In addition to voice commands, Jim will teach your dog to respond to hand signals and body language.The key to successful obedience training is your commitment and willingness to spend time every day working and playing with your dog.
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