Dog Obedience Training

Private Dog Training lessons in Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles

Basic obedience training can be important for any pet owner and dog. Regardless of whether you have an older dog, a new puppy or you have rescued a dog from a shelter, obedience training can provide many important benefits.

What is Basic Obedience Training?

If you intend for your dog to have advanced training at some point then you will need to get started with obedience training. Basic obedience training covers a broad area of topics. One of the areas that obedience training assists with is in understanding when it is appropriate to display their natural instincts and when it is not appropriate. Such natural instincts include jumping and chewing. Both are perfectly natural to a dog but are not always welcome in all situations.

Our gentle dog training methods help your dog to understand when he has done something right, so that he can repeat the behavior in the future, and when he has done something wrong so that he will not repeat the behavior again. This type of training not only helps to reinforce a good relationship with your dog but it also increases the chances that your dog will respond to you appropriately in the future.

What will your Dog Learn?

Basic obedience training covers a broad array of basic commands that every pet owner and dog should know. Some of these basic commands include the following:

Sit – this is generally the first command that will be taught. This command can form the basis of many other commands and can also be helpful in preventing your dog from jumping on people.

Down – This is not the same command as ‘off’ although the two are often confused. It can be helpful in many situations.

Off – This important command helps owners control behavior such as nipping, jumping, biting, grabbing food from the table, and in some cases, digging and chewing.

Stay – This is an extremely important basic obedience command that all dogs should know. In some instances it could even save your dog’s life one day. The Stay command helps owners maintain control over their pet in potentially dangerous situations (chasing cats, children, roller blades, bikes, motorcycles or other animals in the street). Also an effective way to stop dogs from trying to escape from your home or car.

Come – Yet another critical command that all dogs should know, particularly if you will be taking your dog for outings. The come command gives the owner maximum control over the animal in any situation. If learned correctly, the dog will run to your side in even the most distracting situations.

Leash training – Proper leash training can make outings with your dog much more enjoyable for you as well as for your pet. You will learn the correct way of walking your dog without the hazards of pulling and distractions in the street. If you are tired of being dragged around by your dog on outings, this alone can make obedience training well worth it!

Call today (310) 390-0380 to schedule dog obedience classes. We provide services in Beverly Hills and West LA. We also offer international services.

What are the Benefits of Basic Obedience Training?

The benefits of basic obedience training are numerous. Not only will basic obedience training help your dog to become a better behaved companion, but it will also help you to develop a stronger relationship with your dog. Obedience training is also critical to keeping your dog safe. Far too many animals have come to harm because they did not have basic training to help them understand when to respond to critical commands from their owners.

Keep in mind that while you technically do have to be present when your dog attends basic obedience training, it is really a good idea if you attend as well. This will help to improve your relationship with your dog and help to improve your dog’s grasp of the training concepts that much faster as well.

Does your dog need more than basic obedience training? Dog behavior problems can be managed successfully with dog behavior modification training programs.