The basics of dog training

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Your dog already knows how to sit, lay down, and go to the bathroom. The purpose of training is to get him to do these things when and where you want and to do them reliably on command. The art of dog training involves teaching your dog in such a way that he actually understands what you want from him. The more you know about his world, how he learns, and how he communicates, the more effective your training sessions can be.

The following articles will teach you the fundamentals of how dogs interact and develop. You’ll also learn some of the principles that make obedience training work. You can then use this information along with the basic dog training exercises to bring out the best in your pet.

Canine communication and development:

Obedience training basics:

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