What Is Puppy Obedience Training?

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Puppy obedience training is a program where young dogs learn basic obedience skills. Perfect Paws indicates that a primary benefit of putting a young puppy through formal training is to help it develop communication skills that strengthen the owner-pet bond.

Programs vary, but common training techniques include teaching a dog to "stay," "sit" and "come." In addition to commands, dogs learn the discipline to avoid social and behavioral habits that cause destruction to a home owner's property. Puppies can learn to avoid digging holes in the yard and chewing on furniture. A reputable, effective puppy training experience will also grow a puppy's confidence.