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  • Writer's pictureCassidy Ingram

How to Approach Obedience Training the Right Way

Obedience training is the primary form of communication between man and dog; it is the ABC of dog training, without which any other form of training is useless.

From an early age, a dog brought into a family with 1,2 or more members must be taught to obey them unconditionally. As time passes and the animal grows, it will attempt to take a dominant position, but this behavior is corrected as soon as you notice the first signs. Otherwise, problems can appear in the family that may even result in giving up the dog due to incompatibility between species and the owner's failure to establish a correct hierarchy.

Obedience training does not imply the dog's submission by force but the education of an obedient character towards the members of the "pack."

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The commands to come/ here/ sit/ lie down are the most powerful weapons and indicators in obedience training. The ease and speed with which the dog performs these commands unequivocally indicate the degree of obedience of the animal to family members.

Dogs are pack animals and need authority. From the very beginning, they will need only one person to take on the role of a leader. Do not scream when you call the animal; your dog is sensitive to variations in your voice and will understand the different tones very well – short and loud for commands, cheerful when you praise them, or severe when you reprimand them. Dog obedience training experts suggest always using the exact words and tone for the same commands.


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