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:
- Dog body language
- Dog language and vocal communication
- Dog communication: Smells and marking
- The two most important dog behaviors for training
- Puppy socialization
Obedience training basics:
- Why dog obedience training is important
- Positive dog training versus force and punishment
- Dog training basics: Commands
- Dog training commands and why NO isn’t a command
- Dog training basics: Corrections
- Dog training tips on giving rewards