What Is Basic Obedience Training for Dogs?

When you adopt a pet, you do so with the aim of having a well-behaved dog. That expectation makes it frustrating to deal with behavior problems that try your patience and cost you more and more money. Dog obedience training will help improve your dog’s behavior. Whether your dog is destroying your belongings, isn’t listening to basic commands, is struggling with socialization, aggression or anxiety or is a rescue trying to learn the way of their new world, a certified professional dog trainer from The Dog Wizard can help. We offer both private sessions and group classes for pets, and we help your dog learn the basics for a lifetime of good behavior.

Though owners communicate with their dogs every day, they’re not always understood. You may unintentionally give mixed signals and misunderstand your dog’s body language, which can confuse the dog and give the impression it’s ignoring you. Our dog training process helps owners and their pets overcome miscommunication and avoid problem behaviors. When you choose dog training classes from The Dog Wizard, our goal is to develop a lovable pet that makes you smile all the time.

German shepherd lying on the grass during dog obedience training.

What Does Obedience Training Do for a Dog?

Dog obedience training first and foremost helps build your canine’s confidence — no matter if you have a new puppy or an older dog. A professional dog trainer from our company utilizes positive reinforcement training methods to reward desired actions instead of punishing behavioral problems. This can improve the dog’s mental outlook and help you bond with your pet. Likewise, the confidence provided by dog obedience training classes at The Dog Wizard typically improves dogs’ interactions and sociability with other pets to ensure smooth integration into mixed households.

What Does Dog Obedience Training Teach?

Basic obedience training at The Dog Wizard includes basic commands — come, sit, place, down and off. Along with those five commands, our dog trainers also teach loose leash walking so you can better control your pet in public. Socialization training sessions assist with integrating a new puppy or adult dog into homes with other pets or children. Potty training and crate training techniques teach your dog good habits that last a lifetime and facilitate a happy home life. We also teach problem-solving skills that prevent behavior issues like jumping, barking and play biting.

What’s the Best Dog Obedience Training?

The best dog training classes teach basic cues and address dog behavior on an individual basis. Each dog has its own challenges, but many dog owners expect their pet to act like others they’ve owned in the past. Your professional trainer from The Dog Wizard helps both you and your pet by teaching you how to get your dog’s attention, learn your dog’s body language and provide basic commands that set clear expectations. Depending on your dog’s needs, you can choose private lessons or group classes, and we also board and train dogs and puppies to jump-start your dog obedience training.

What Issues Are Addressed by Dog Training Classes?

When you choose to obedience train your dog, you help your dog understand what you expect from it. No matter if you select puppy training classes or options for older pets, our dog training professionals help resolve a wide range of issues that may be interfering with your canine living its best life. Some problems our trainers address to help create healthy dogs include issues with separation anxiety, mental stimulation, and behavioral problems. We offer lifetime support and tips after your dog training classes end to help you maintain your pet’s positive behavior going forward.

What Other Dog Training Classes Does The Dog Wizard Offer?

In addition to first-class dog obedience training, The Dog Wizard also offers classes to teach your dog new skills. Our specialty dog training programs include preparatory courses for therapy dogs and those in homes about to welcome new babies, as well as agility and scent training options. We also provide American Kennel Club training classes for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, AKC Good Citizen and AKC Good Citizen+ programs.

Happy owner with his dog.

Why Should I Start Training With The Dog Wizard?

Teaching your dog good habits helps puppies and older pets alike blend smoothly into your home for a peaceful environment where everyone is calm and happy. At The Dog Wizard, our mission is to use the best method to train dogs and help owners bond with their pets. A key part of this is to send each pup home a well-trained dog that listens to its pet parent, whether inside the home, on a walk or at the dog park with other pets. Our dog trainer staff care about each puppy and dog they obedience train and work hard to provide the positive reinforcement necessary to make most dogs healthy and happy.

Whether you need help with problem behavior, basic dog obedience training or just a smooth start with your new puppy, The Dog Wizard can help you train your dog the right way. Our dog training services, whether obedience training or specialty classes, use positive reinforcement like treats to boost your dog’s confidence and help it become a good canine citizen in any situation. To learn more about how we can help your pet live its best life and start dog obedience training, call The Dog Wizard today at (877) 585-9727.

Obedience Programs

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    Puppy Training Programs

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    Board and Train Dog Training

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    Group Dog Training Classes

    Group Classes are enriching for you and your dog, spend time building a relationship together today!

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    Private Dog Training Lessons

    Sometimes we need some one-on-one time to reach our goals. Let us help you achieve them today!

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    Day Training

    This unique program combines private training throughout the day with our trainer while they work to lay the foundation of learning.

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    Specialty Dog Training

    All breeds are welcome to join in on the fun! We offer beginner and intermediate specialty classes every month.

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    We are here to support you and our promise to our graduates is lifetime support through our Support Class.

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    American Kennel Club (AKC) Training

    Take your training to the next level by earning Titles and Certifications from the AKC with our AKC Certified Training Team!