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Obedience Training for Your Dog

Updated on January 6, 2013

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For every willing pet owner, there is a disobedient dog. Many dogs are stubborn and can be troublesome, especially if they were adopted from the pound. However it is not the dogs' fault, it is your responsibility to ensure that your dogs are happy and well trained. If you are interested in learning more about dog training, be sure to check out this great article!

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Why do puppies and dogs misbehave?

Many people don't full understand why dogs or puppies misbehave. This can lead to violence or even abuse our canine friends. However, the vast majority of misbehavior is caused by miscommunication between the owner and the dog. Dogs simply don't understand human language comprehensibly, especially when they are puppies. Furthermore, they don't know what to do, or what is right or wrong. Other reasons for behavioral problems include separation anxiety.

Why train your dog?

Even if their dog has certain behavioral problems, many people choose not to train their dogs. Some people are lazy and don't care. Others don't know how. Finally, some people are discouraged by the prospect of hard work. However none of these reasons should deter you from training your dog.

Dogs are simple, loyal animals. You want to have a strong, healthy relationship with your dog which can be very rewarding. Trained dogs are also safer and better around family and kids. Finally dog training can be fun for both the owner and the dog.

Dog Obedience Training

You know the saying, you can't teach an old dog new tricks? While not entirely true, it significantly easier to teach a younger dog in comparison to older dogs. You want to start training your dog as soon as possible.

Obedience training begins when you separate good dog behavior from bad dog behavior. Try to be as consistent as possible when rewarding certain behaviors and disciplining your dog when they misbehave.


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    • Ms._Info profile image

      Ms._Info 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I don't have a dog but this was an interesting read. I never knew why puppies and dogs misbehaved. Now I know!

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      SolveMyMaze 5 years ago

      This is a really useful Hub. I couldn't agree more that all dogs should be properly trained.

      As you said, it starts as a puppy, and you must communicate properly with the puppy from the get go and set boundaries to prevent them from acting out of control.

      I would say a good diet would aid in the training too since the puppy would be fully nourished.

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      TinaAtHome 5 years ago from California

      I had a difficult dog, I wish I'd trained him better. In the end we had to get rid of him, it was very sad.

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      Megan Sisko 5 years ago from SW Florida

      I noticed you have a lot of pictures on this hub and others but where did you get them from? You don't have any sources. Very informative videos.