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5 Types of Training That Will Get Your Dog’s Tail Wagging

From puppy to canine citizen

Dog In Training

One of the things that dog parents or prospective dog parents think about is whether or not they will need to train their dog. Although training your four-legged friend is not absolutely essential unless they have a particular behavioral problem, a small amount of training to at least remove bad habits and set boundaries is always beneficial. 



In addition to this, a well-trained dog will feel much more confident and secure when boundaries exist. Even in the wild, dogs have a certain level of enforced boundaries for their behavior as members of a pack with an established structure and hierarchy. Ultimately, your dog is part of your “pack” and training can help him better understand his role within it.

Teaching Your Dog Good Manners

Dog Training Levels

As dogs grow, different types of training exist to develop their skills and ensure that they grow up embracing only desired behaviors.

1. Puppy Preschool

Puppies aged 6 weeks to 5 months old usually begin their training at puppy preschool, which involves classes generally lasting no more than 6 to 8 weeks. In these training sessions, puppies begin to learn to socialize with people and other puppies as well as sitting, staying and coming when prompted.

2. Basic Dog Training

As they graduate out of puppy preschool, dogs enter the next phase in their learning path, often referred to as basic dog training. Classes usually last about 8 to 10 weeks, during which dogs learn basic obedience. This includes house and potty training and how to walk properly on a leash, sitting, staying, coming and heeling.

3. Intermediate Dog Training

Intermediate dog training is the next level, which generally lasts for about 8 to 10 weeks. During this stage, dogs are taught the concepts learned during basic dog training in more detail and learn to follow orders given people other than their owner.

4. Advanced Dog Training

During advanced dog training, which lasts 8 to 10 weeks long, dogs deepen the understanding of the concepts learned at the intermediate level, and acquire new skills. These include sitting even without their master in the view and walking beside them without a leash. It also prepares dogs to take the Canine Good Citizen training course. 

5. Canine Good Citizen Training

This training lasts several weeks and teaches them the 10 behaviors necessary to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. During this time, dogs learn to master the skills and good manners that they have learned throughout their entire training. 

While this is a more structured way to train a dog from their puppy years into adulthood, there are also a lot of simple ways that you can train your dog at any age. There is no such thing as “you can’t teach on old dog new tricks”.

A well-trained dog usually leads a happier and healthier life, and you can also enjoy a trouble-free with a life-long furry companion. There is no need to tolerate bad habits in your dog as they can be easily remedied with some knowledge, time and patience.

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