Think of it - a well-trained, manageable pet in just a few weeks! You and your
dog won't have to leave the house to go to obedience class or call in an
expensive professional trainer, you will find easy-to-follow directions on the
following pages on everything from HEEL to STAY. This method is easy enough to use that you
will be able to teach your dog one new item each week. Follow these
step-by-step instructions, and your dog will love you for it. And, it is all free!
For Obedience Training Your Dog Yourself
Beginning training sessions should be in a safe area with no distractions.
After you and your dog have finished this "course" and he has the
commands down pat every time, try moving the sessions to a park so he will
eventually learn to follow commands despite any distractions.
You should only concentrate on one new command per week. Once you start your
dog's training, you will need to practice the new command for at least fifteen
minutes every day. After adding a second command, practice both every day. And
so on. It won't take long for your dog to forget these new things if you don't
keep practicing. Not all dogs learn at the same pace, so don't feel
discouraged if you need to practice each command for two weeks instead of one.