Dogs that simply just don't listen can be a handful. We all have encountered them at some point, whether it is our own dog or someone else's dog. The owners yelling at their dog, doing every thing they can just to get the dog to listen. When all we (the dog owners) and the dog needed is obedience training. Obedience training is a way of communication between the owner and the dog. Obedience training doesn't cure all of the dog's bad behaviors but it is a start. They teach the basics sit, stay, come and lay down. Depending on the course you choose. The basics are for safety issues also, you don't want your dog running out every time someone opens the door or jumping all over your guests as they enter your home. Obedience training is a terrific way to start training. After he conquers the basic commands then you can train him to do other things such as tricks, agility whatever you may choose. It is suggested that all dogs should go through obedience training, even if you have the time to put in with your dog to train him yourself. By both using the trainer and the owner it is a fact that it is more effective.
There are a lot of obedience training classes in your area. Some pet shops even offer them. If you would like to have your obedience trained in your home, their are plenty of trainers who will come to your home. It is important to research all of the trainers, whether they are in home or training classes. Some trainers can be very expensive find out if they have referrals, ask your veterinarian or if your friends have used some one. You know the saying you get what you pay for so do your research. Make sure they are professional enough to know how to deal with your dog's behavior and how to train them properly. The training should be fun for the dog, remember it is a learning process. Praising the dog when he listens to a command is up to the trainer he/she may opt to give him a treat or just lots of love.
Consistency and patience is of vital importance. You must follow through with what the dog has learned when the trainer is not there. If you don't follow through your dog may never learn to listen to you.
Obedience training will ensure a happy and healthy relationship between the dog owner and the dog. This is just another example of how important dog care is.
Remember a good dog is a happy and healthy dog.
Michelle Johnson owns http://www.tailwaggingprices.com an online pet supply store. For more articles on dog care visit her blog at http://tailwaggingprices.blogspot.com while your there be sure to leave a comment.