There are so many good reasons to train your dog, but fundamentally a well-trained dog will make your life easier and will help you get the most from your four-legged friend.
Training should start as soon as you have your puppy. However if you rescue an adult dog, there is nothing stopping you training them too – training can happen at any age!
Tips and training for your dog
- Toilet training
- Puppy mouthing
- Collar and lead training
- Dog walking advice
- Teaching your dog to sit
- Motivating and praise your dog
- Teaching your dog to lie down
- Teaching your dog to respond
- Teaching your dog to come back
- Stopping your dog jumping up
- Socialising your dog
- Stopping your dog from escaping
- Help your dog adjust to spending time alone
- Help your dog get used to being around other dogs and animals
- Training your dog at home
- Getting your dog back into training
- How to stay safe when you go back to training
Please note: there are many different methods of training. For specialist advice, please speak with one of our accredited trainers.
Fun games to keep your dog occupied
Take part in The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Our Good Citizen Scheme is open to all dogs: young or old; pedigree or crossbreed; whether registered with The Kennel Club or not. Dog owners of any fitness level or disability can take part too. This is the ideal opportunity to work with qualified trainers, who can help ensure that your dog's training needs are all taken care of.