Dog training is a lifelong process, but some skills are more important than others. Think of mastering these essential dog training skills as laying the foundation, and preparing your dog for a lifetime of good behavior and companionship.

Whether you just brought home a puppy, adopted a shelter dog, or want to brush up your old dog’s training, these are the absolute most important skills to teach your dog and yourself.

Dog training is crucial in order to prevent negative behaviors such as aggression. When it comes to dealing with dog aggression issues, implementing the proper dog training right from the beginning is most important.

Before you start, I want you to take a moment and get into the right mindset. Please keep the following points in mind while you train your dog:

  • be relaxed
  • be patient
  • be positive
  • mind your body language
  • work in small blocks (10 – 15 minutes)
  • have fun!