Most people understand that dogs are a pack animal that likes to live in a group. The dog instinctively understands the advantages of being in a pack and has social instincts that it can express within a group. In this context, a new dog or puppy that comes into your home is joining your pack and sees you or the head of the family as the pack leader. The dog looks to the pack leader for guidance and how to behave.
It accepts that this is the pack leaders job and that the rules that are laid out are to be followed or it will be disciplined by the leader. This is what obedience training is all about. It is a way of teaching your dog the rules of the pack and the way to behave in the wider community. And your dog wants to learn these skills that you have to teach. So what do you want to teach it ? Well, many people don't commit to obedience training and teach their dogs a few things but don't really follow through with the training or then vacillate on enforcing the rules.
However you need to establish a few rules. Here are the essential skills you need to teach your dog in order to control it and for your pet to live comfortably in a human world. It should be able to socialize with humans and other animals (principally the family and pets like other dogs and cats) in it's home. It must be trusting of people and be comfortable being touched by humans.
It should learn to control any aggressive instincts. It should be accepting of restraint. An example being that it can walk on a lead calmly without pulling or getting excited by everything that comes into it's view.
It should react to your calls like coming when you call for it. It should relieve itself in a specific area that is set by you. It should be able to be alone for a length of time every now and then. By teaching your dog these kind of skills you will help it to fit into the wider community and be a loved and popular member of your family. Sit Stay Fetch is an obedience training course that will help you to teach your pet all these skills and a few more besides. It covers all these basics skills in an easy to understand method.
It also gives you are plan to put the commands into practice and teaches a few more advanced obedience commands. The sit stay fetch course e-book is the heart of the package. It is a content rich book that aims to teach you the philosophy behind obedience training and how to understand the psychology behind the course. It shows you how to understand what the dog is thinking. It also covers many of the bad behavioral traits that dogs have and explains why they do these things and how to stop them. The next section of the book is teaching the obedience commands.
I think this is done well. For each command it is broken down into steps. Each step has a photograph and text that explains what you must do. For each command there are 4 or 5 photos and text that effectively communicate what to do. After looking at a command and trying it a few times you will have soon memorized it and be teaching your dog.
The commands feature all the essential commands that you need and a few more advanced commands. There are a few extra e-books that come with the total package. They cover topics like grooming your dog and training it for security work. An additional book that is really useful is on how to become a pack leader. For me this is an important lesson to learn as it will underpin all the training that you do with your dog in the future. The sit stay fetch course book is also on audio files that you can load into your ipod or convert to cd.
You can listen to them wherever you want. They are really useful when teaching your dog a particular command becuase you can listen to them as you teach your pet. The complete package can be downloaded in around thirty minutes so that you can be training your pet in next to no time.
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