Training is the most important part of caring for a dog. An untrained dog is like a car with family brakes. It is unreliable and, until the fault is corrected it can be dangerous. All but the most dominant dogs enjoy training because it involves mental stimulation. Training also helps prevent the dog from adopting bad habits through boredom. Prevention of bad habits is always easier than cure. If you train your dog from as early an age as possible to instantly obey your commands, walk on a lead, and play games, you are far less likely to ever have to deal with unwanted behavior.
 
Training falls into several different categories. Firstly, behavioral training teaches a dog basic “good manners” including how to behave around people, how to walk on a lead and house-training. Secondly, obedience training teaches a dog to perform specific activities like walking to heel or sitting and staying. Thirdly, activity training trains a dog in actions, such as retrieving, herding or agility performance.
 
The topics that we will cover under this section are:
  1. A well behaved dog
  2. Define levels of training
  3. Puppy Training
  4. Behavioral Training
  5. Obedience Training
  6. Agility Training
  7. Task Training