When you get a new puppy, obedience training is one of the first things a pet owner must work through.
Many of us think that our dog is harmless, however, when provoked certain breeds will still lash out aggressively. After all, they are still animals.
Training will help your dog live in a calm state of mind and it will equip you with the right knowledge and tools to prevent potentially dangerous situations from occurring.
Not only does training ensure good behaviour, it’s also vital to your dog’s safety and well-being. A dog who knows how to respect others, better cope with their feelings, and maintain a calm state of mind is what every pet owner should help their dog achieve.
Obedience training can be done right at home or you can take your puppy to an expert, through either an individual or group setting. Of course, these sessions come with a cost, and vary depending on the length and duration of the course.
The advantage of taking your puppy to an expert is that you’re ensuring that they establish a good foundation and understanding of basic commands. Of course, it’s up to you to maintain their training by ensuring these basic commands are upheld and regularly used within your home.
Training your puppy can start when they’re as young as 8 weeks, it’s important to remember the importance of positive reinforcement and ending each session off on a positive note so your puppy doesn’t feel frightened and is excited to learn new skills.