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A well-trained dog is a happy and safe dog. Teaching your dog, young or old, basic commands not only gives them a sense of structure but helps manage common behavior problems, promote good social behavior and keep them out of harm’s way. Repetition and positivity are key in enforcing these good manners. Plan to dedicate 15 minutes three times a day for a couple of weeks to help your dog learn these cues and become a good canine citizen.

Visit This Dogs Life where Dogtopia’s dog behaviorist, Colleen Demling-Riley, shares step-by-step instructions to successfully train your dog on these top dog commands. Read the full article here.