Everything I know, I learned from dogs. - Nora Roberts
Below is a gallery of behaviors learned by every Symbiont dog on an obedience track. Each is a step toward self-control and attention to their owner's leadership, both key in the balanced canine. If you have questions about the program, please contact us.
Recall is the most important command on any Symbiont dog, allowing them off-leash freedom and establishing your leadership.
Easy for any dog to learn, "sit" requires your dog to collect himself and is the most basic obedience behavior.
"Watch me" asks your dog to shift attention to meet your gaze, a critical lesson in focus.
"Lie down" is often a fun command for a dog to learn, and continues to build his self-control.
"Wait" asks your dog to pause his activity - running, going through the door, taking a treat - until you release him.
"Leave it" asks your dog to avoid something at your indication. It is a milestone in self-control.
Your dog remains in one position at your indication, until you release him.
Loose leash walking requires your dog to be aware of your movement and practice self-control as he walks by your side. Taught from puppyhood.
Avoiding the table at meal time, giving proper greetings to guests, not rushing thresholds - doggie manners! These are what make a Symbiont dog great, and they are learned throughout training.