Dog Obedience Training For Your Family Dog

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Dog Obedience Training For Your Family Dog

by Ruth Bird


A lot of dog owners think, for some strange reason, that dog obedience training is only for those who would like to compete in obedience trials. This is just like believing that only kids who grow up to be professionals should learn how to behave properly in different circumstances. Nonsense! Kids and dogs should behave properly. It makes them a pleasure to be around.

Can a puppy understand words? Dogs do not know meaning of words, they do recognize words. They have an amazing sense of hearing, and can sense your TONE of voice. This is what your dog will focus on...your tone of voice. Dogs will remember words. And, your dog will be conditioned to respond to the words they recognize. They will respond by HOW you teach them to respond. Hence, dog obedience training!

Can a puppy understand words?

Dogs do not know meaning of words, they do recognize words. They have an amazing sense of hearing, and can sense your TONE of voice. This is what your dog will focus on...your tone of voice. Dogs will remember words. And, your dog will be conditioned to respond to the words they recognize. They will respond by HOW you teach them to respond. Hence, dog obedience training!

Does your dog really know its name?

We all think that when we call our dog it knows we are calling him. Not necessarily so! Test your dog with this. Go out walking, let him walk ahead of you, and then, in a normal tone, not shouting, call your dog?s name. Is he responding? You will be surprised how many dogs do NOT respond. There are many dogs that do NOT recognize their own name.

So, first of all, when training your dog make sure that he knows its name. Don?t assume it. Once you have taught your dog to recognize their name, start teaching your dog to respond to their name. They have to learn to respond every single time. Do this at first with cookies. Call their name, make them look at your, and then give them a cookie. It works great!

We all have to stop assuming our dogs or our puppies know what we want, or what we are saying. Always test your dog first. Once you are sure the dog knows what you want, start demanding it from them every time you give your command.

And please remember, this article is for educational purpose only. Always check with a professional dog person to see what is best for your precious pet.

Ruth is actively involved with the internet and she finds it very exciting. Her passions are people and pet health. She is a wife, a stepmom a dog owner and a business person. She is married for almost 30 years to Chris who has been, and still is, battling the monster MS. Two of her dogs are Certified Therapy Dogs. She is currently working from her home. Dog training is a passion for Ruth. She is convinced that a well behaved dog is welcome almost everywhere, by almost everyone.

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