Dog training is SO important. And like we said it all starts with the right type of puppy training. If you train your puppy even just the basic commands like sit, down, come, and stay it’ll go a long way to molding the right type of long-term behavior.
My dog was pretty tough when I got him. A rescue from the local shelter. Not well behaved. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty tough to get him trained. And frankly we train every single day. But it’s amazing how much he’s improved.
And that improvement has really made our life together so much better. I can take him places and not worry about what he’s going to do or not do. I know he’ll listen to me. I learned a lot about this at www.playwithyourdog.com. They have great resources for people like us who love their dogs and want to give them everything we got.
I’m now starting to participate in dog sports like agility and rally. And those take a good foundation of obedience as well. So start them early and you should have no problem doing whatever you want with your dog for years to come.