There are many things that seem daunting to the new dog owner and training would easily be near the top of the list. Dog training is just about the hardest task that any dog owner can undertake especially if they are dealing with an extremely stubborn puppy.
On the other hand, it’s also a very rewarding process as it allows you to get to know your puppy and spend some much needed quality time with them.
A number of owners start out with simple commands when training their dog, saying something like “Fetch!” It sounds simple enough and any dog should be able to understand that command on their first try, right? Nope!
As with all training, dogs have to become accustomed to the command and what it signifies before they can actually make sense of what you are trying to say.
So if you are trying to teach your dog how to fetch, it would probably be best to start off with a few basics first. Starting on the next page is step one in six easy steps of how to train your dog to fetch.
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