A Guide For Training a Dog
Dog training is the process of teaching a dog to perform certain actions in
response to certain commands which the dog is trained to understand. It is a
general term which does not, by itself, describe what or how the dog is taught.
There are many methods of dog training and many objectives, from basic obedience
training to specialized areas including law enforcement, military, search and
rescue, hunting, working with livestock, assistance to people with disabilities,
entertainment, dog sports and protecting people or property. As pack animals,
wild dogs have natural instincts that favor cooperation with their fellow dogs.
Many domestic dogs, either through instinct or breeding, can correctly interpret
and respond to signals given by a human handler.