Dogs can be trained to do a wide variety of different things. They can herd sheep, sniff for bombs or drugs, guide the blind, pull a sled, guard an area, hunt, race, track, etc. To be effective at any of these, a dog must learn a basic set of commands through which the handler communicates what they want the dog to do. The commands may differ, but the idea of communicating to the dog what is desired is universal.
In a home and around people it is normally desirable to control a dog at times. Basic obedience training fills this need for most people. At Doran’s Canine College the dogs learn, “Heal”, “Sit”, “Down”, “Stay”, “Come”, “Go Lay Down”, “No”, and not to jump up on people. In addition, we teach the owners how to reward their dog for good behavior and correct their dog for incorrect behavior. Using these techniques and building on the basic obedience their dog learns at Doran’s, owners can teach their dog many other things.
At Doran’s when we talk of training, we are generally talking about basic obedience training. This is generally what most people want and need for their pets. Please look at our obedience training page for more information on this service. If your dog is younger than 5 months (preferably younger than 4 months), Puppy Training is an excellent idea. Whether you want to do it yourself or take your pup to a class, puppy training is highly recommended. Please see our puppy training page for more information.