Category: Obedience Training

September 5, 2017 / Obedience Training

When I first got Ayla, I had four days of perfect leash-walking, and then several weeks of Ayla being a completely stubborn ass and me having to drag her along.¬†Walking was my best means of wearing her out, and I had been told, “a tired…

October 2, 2018 / Obedience Training

Dogs with behavioral issues are not fun. However, I learned from the mistakes of my past and began laying down a firm groundwork of rules within my first week of puppy ownership for what was permissible. In my household, these are rules for my dog:…

October 15, 2018 / Obedience Training

When it comes to obedience there are that there are six commands that I expect my dog to do without question. These are: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Stand, and Heel. However, the training methodology that I use for basic obedience isn’t appropriate for a puppy and I have also been taught that if you cannot enforce a command, then you cannot use that word for formal training.

October 16, 2018 / Obedience Training

While Ayla was a wee tot, I did food-based training and kept our obedience commands limited. This didn’t stop me from starting to teach her tricks, but I kept it to the basics. I patiently waited for her to hit the 18 week mark so…