Dog training is the process of modifying the behavior of a dog, either for it to undertake specific activities (search and rescue, hunting, helping people with disabilities, protecting people or properties) or to help it adapt to domestic life.
There are many methods of dog training (Koehler method, clicker training, dominance-based training, relationship-based training), each having its pros and cons, but one must keep in mind that the dog must never be hit or beaten and that an accurate timing of reinforcement and a good communication between the trainer and the trainee has been proven most effective.
If you cannot afford to take your dog to a professional trainer or you simply don’t want to be apart from your dog there are a series of basic commands that you can teach your dog at home using only a leash and treats. Before starting to train your dog there are a few things that you must know:
A few simple commands such as: no\okay, come, sit, lie down, drop it, can make your life and your dog’s life easier and improve the communication between you two’
Although there are many other useful commands, these are some basic commands that can help improve the relationship with your dog and help him become an obedient and balanced adult. If you are having difficulties in training your dog, just remember that with a calm and positive attitude even the most stubborn dog can be trained.