Sit. Stay. Come. – Reinforce positive behavior while nurturing good canine companionship.
WHAT IS obedience?
"Dogs, by nature, are pack animals with a well-defined social order. As you and your family become your dog's pack, your new dog will look to you – the leader of the pack – for guidance. Leadership can be established in a firm but friendly manner. Keep in mind that it is unrealistic to expect the dog to abide by the rules of the household without the leader teaching appropriate behavior! Obedience trials showcase dogs that have been trained and conditioned to behave well at home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. Help correct nuisance behaviors such as jumping on people, barking, and chewing, while deepening the bond between you and your dog." — AKC