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Obedience Training

There are quite a few different ways to train a dog obedience commands. If you are confused about all of them we will try and explain why there are differences.

The two main differences are:

  1. Rewarding what you want.

  2. Forcing the dog to do what you want.

Example: Sitting

  1. Rewarding - uses food to lure the dog into the position you want and then is rewarded. A clicker may be used to click the exact moment a dog does something you want.

  2. Force - Push down on your dog’s bum or pull up on a leash or a combination thereof until your dog sits.

Each side has pros and cons. We will discuss them to help you understand why people differ in opinion. This will also help you make an informed choice on how you want to train your dog.