Obedience - Training and Competition
Successful show dogs, performance dogs, hunting dogs and well-behaved pets have one thing in common: Obedience Training
Dogs, by nature, are pack animals with a well-defined social order. As you and your family become your dog's pack, your new dog will look to you -- the leader of the pack -- for guidance. Leadership can be established in a firm but friendly manner. Keep in mind that it is unrealistic to expect the dog to abide by the rules of the household without the leader teaching appropriate behavior!
Much like people, every dog is different. Some are hyperactive. Some are laid-back. Some are serious. Others are silly. Some are shy and others have an abundance of confidence. Regardless of these differences, training is necessary for all dogs and beneficial to your entire family.