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Q: obedience

January 6, 2009 | By bianca n. | 4 answers | Expired: 2068 days ago

bianca n.

do you think obedience can be good for every dog? Sometimes does it really make an affect? if a dog fails should they try to go back to class? this has nothing to do with my dog by the way lol just wondering what people thought

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kristen n.
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Jan 06, 2009

just like with humans... all dogs need some sort of rules!! they are very important! if we didnt have rules..then i dont think anyone would beable to have dogs!

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Mabaer
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Jan 06, 2009

Dogs need to have rules, just like children do(not that I'm making that comparison!). They need to know their boundaries. Obedience classes help to give them those rules and let them know who is in charge (you, or anyone but them). Every dog, from the largest down to the smallest, benefits by knowing how to behave, when they are expected to sit at your side, when to stay quietly, how to walk nicely on a leash, etc. They are not born knowing these things and only by some sort of obedience training and continual daily practice (with lots of positive reinforcement) are they going to be able to live a happy, well adjusted family life. Proper obedience training will also keep a dog from being surrendered to a shelter when the family can no longer put up with it's outrageous behavior.

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Pia S.
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Jan 07, 2009

Obedience need not be formal training sessions. By simply setting rules, boundaries and guidelines and teaching the dog what you expect of him in all contexts, you should expect the dog to comply. To me, this is the definition of an obedient dog - one that enjoys obeying and one that will obey because it makes you happy and gets him something good.

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