WE COVER THE MAIN ASPECTS OF BASIC OBEDIENCE AND TRICK TRAINING, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INTRODUCING ROUTINE STIMULI GRADUALLY AND CAREFULLY
It can be overwhelming to know where to start when you first get a dog, especially when you’ve been so focused on the process of getting them. We’re here to help! Whether you are looking to train your own assistance dog, or simply have a dog as a pet, the basics are essential for having at least some handle on their safety & well-being and making sure your life isn’t absolute chaos!
We cover the main basic commands a pup needs to learn and the importance & common processes of crate training and toilet training for puppies. We also discuss introducing stimuli (generally objects) they will be exposed to as part of their general care (including leads, collars etc. and grooming tools). After this we cover the – slightly less essential for pets (although often very fun), and very beneficial for assistance dog prospects – topic of trick training.
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Basic obedience will include but not limit to;
- Down/Off (off furniture and people)
We’ll also discuss introducing leads, collars, coats, boots, muzzles, nail clippers, brushes and more.
Trick training and the important role it plays in assistance dog training.
Many tasks that assistance dogs perform are based off tricks. Teaching a dog tricks instead of tasks first will remove the mental pressure on the dog especially during early training when they are learning multiple things at once. We talk more about this in the related page Task Training.