Basic Dog Obedience Training
Real Training – Real Results
There are several dog training companies that offer basic dog obedience training in the Springboro area, so why choose us? Simple … we provide real training with real results through our basic dog obedience training. Many times, we hear “I like that you guys don’t use treats … I don’t want to have to walk around with a treat to be able to command my dog.” So, we don’t use treats, we don’t use clickers and we don’t use electric shock collars or e-collars in our basic dog obedience training. Our philosophy is simple and is as follows …
Our Dog Training Philosophy
When you bring a dog into your home, you create what is called a pack. This is the same thing you see in the wild with wolves or coyotes. These types of animals are pack animals which means they live and run together. In that pack, there is a hierarchy, meaning that everyone has a certain rank in the pack. When that dog is brought into you home, you entire family becomes a member of that pack. The human is to always outrank the dog. But, the dog is not going to just let you have that superior rank … you have to earn it.
So how do you earn your rank? In the eyes of the dog, you have to be a good leader. If there is no one in the home that exhibits good leadership skills, when it comes to pack ranking, the dog will always try to step into the role as leader or more commonly known as alpha. Earning the rank of alpha can be a daunting task, if you don’t understand the psychology of dog. You don’t earn this rank by beating your dog and making him fear you … you don’t earn this rank by feeding your dog treats … you don’t earn this rank by clicking a clicker at him/her and you don’t earn this rank with a bit of shock therapy from an e-collar. It is earned by proving to the dog that you are a good leader, through training, consistency and conditioning.
Many people always say “you don’t want your dog to fear you and this is true and false. Your dog should have some fear for the alpha … but it isn’t the type of fear where they believe you will beat them or hurt them … it is the type of fear you have for your parents or the same type of fear you may have in God. This fear comes from the dog knowing that you are capable of delivering some sort of controlled punishment, if they don’t fall in line with the orders of the alpha. You never want your dog to follow your command because they fear you will cause pain. This type of fear can actually cause major issues.
Another common belief is that you just show a ton of love and affection and your dog will do everything you want them to do. This is false. By over affectionating, your dog will see you as weak.
Others Basic Dog Obedience Training
Our basic obedience is a lot different from many other dog training companies out there. Most of those companies train the sit, stay, down and walking on the leash commands. Although those commands are very important, there is so much more to owning a dog than just those commands.
In our basic dog obedience training, we also train your dogs for those commands, but we also train for real world living. The following is everything we cover in our basic dog obedience training for dogs.
Our Basic Dog Obedience Training
- Walking on Leash
- Bombarding Guests at the Door
- Jumping on People
- Potty Training
- Crate Training – (optional)
- Staying Off Furniture
- Getting into the Trash
- Excessive Barking
- Fence Fighting
- Bolting out of the Door
- Counter Surfing
- Stealing Food
- Room Boundaries
- Child Submission
- And many other Common House Manners
Changing your Dogs Personality
One of the biggest misconceptions of dog training or basic dog obedience training, is that we are going to change your dogs personality or make them into a robot. This is simply not true. We do not change your dogs personality … we never want to do that! We are not making your dog a robot either. We want your dog to be the fun loving, full of personality dog you had, before your dog was trained. We are simply using that energy and drive that your dog uses to be mischievous and are channeling it into what we want your dog to do when we conduct our basic dog obedience training.