Training Dogs for Basic Obedience or Work
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No matter the dog you have, working or pet, they will need some training. Training is needed for your dog to have manners and not be knocking people, kids, and more over. Below I’ll describe the difference between basic obedience and working and tips for each. Obedience is needed for any job. Working dogs vary from guarding, herding, sporting, and more. 
Every dog, no matter if they will be officially working, or simply hanging around, they need basic obedience. Basic obedience is walking on a leash without pulling, sitting, laydown, stay, and leave it. All of these are important for the safety of people and your dog. Walking easily on a leash makes it safe to walk in public and walks pleasant. “Sit”, helps to keep them from jumping on others. “Leave-it” keeps them from pulling on you, or chasing something that could be dangerous, like a car. 
Most dogs are eager to please you, if you have established a relationship with them and they respect you. Treats can help establish the understanding of reward, for dogs who need more than just praise. You may have to help them into a sit or down the first time, make sure you praise your dog right after they do as you wish. 
For working dogs, they will need a bit more training. Depending on what job your dog will be doing, what training they will need. For guard dogs, you will be able to train them. The biggest thing to teach them in addition to obedience, is to teach them their boundaries. In the beginning you will need to stake or pen them close to what they are to be guarding. Then you can begin to take them on perimeter walks. Depending on the size of the territory, you may need a fence collar to keep them in. 
If you are looking at a herding dog, you may need some outside help to get started. Most good herding dogs have an innate ability to know what to do. But you will need to learn how to communicate with them and how to slow them down if needed. Basic communication between the dog and you should be directions (left and right), down, come, stay, and heel (walk with me). 
Dogs are eager to please and easy to train. They are good at their jobs no matter what it is. Dogs make an excellent extra set of hands for work, or even companions. Basic obedience is the foundation of all training. 
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