Obedience Dog Training “is not” problem solving
Teaching your dog sit, stay , down, and heel does not directly address nor correct the behavior issue’s you are having with your dog. And it can possible give you the impression of the behavior getting worse, because your doing all this training with him with little or no results. Teaching your dog to sit, doesn’t stop him from chewing up your furniture. How does teaching your dog down stop him from stealing food off your counters, it doesn’t.
Unfortunately if you have to hire a dog trainer to solve behavior problems with your dog. Your probably going to wind up with an obedience trainer, which means they train dogs for the obedience ring. That’s a whole different ballgame.
Let me tell you how I know obedience training is not the answer your looking for. Although it may work for you in certain circumstances, do not be surprised if it doesn’t work for you at all. Over the years I have modified the behaviors of thousands of dogs were I was their last hope for survival. Not surprisingly roughly 50 to 60 % of these dogs came to me already having been taught all the basic obedience commands. Yet the behavior that wound up getting them booted out of their home, still persisted. This is how I know that obedience training doesn’t help to much with problem solving.
The Spirit Dog