Hello and thank you for looking for help with your dog. The first thing I ask you to understand is that you can’t have a well trained dog unless you have a well behaved dog so good behaviour must come before the training. It is difficult to train a dog if your dog is not relaxed in the company of other dogs so that is the first stage. The second thing is your dog needs to be able to walk on a slack lead, regardless of other dogs and their behaviour. Lastly, you need to be able to recall your dog to you, also regardless of distraction and the behaviour of other dogs. When you can do all of these things, then your dog is ready for obedience type training. I have competed in obedience with my own dogs so I know what it takes.
To help you recognise and interpret your dogs behaviour, please answer the following questions honestly and then see how your interpretation differs from your dogs….
Does your dog follow you around?
Does your dog jump up onto your lap when you are watching TV?
Does your dog love to see visitors?
Does your dog sit and stare at you?
If two of your answers are yes, then your dog is probably getting their own way more often than not and this can be a cause of bad behaviour. For more questions, please read on Fresno dog training