Obedience training is a must. They must behave in a way that makes them pleasant to be around, keeps them safe, and provides for the safety of people and other pets. Dogs do not figure out basic obedience on their own; they must be trained.
I am a firm believer in the fact that there are NO bad dogs, just bad owners or trainers. That may be a bit harsh, maybe I should use the words uninformed or insensitive (but sometimes bad just fits the bill).
I have heard that 63% of our population own pets, and there are really good dog owners that think they are truly loving their dogs (as I did) by letting them get away with things we would never allow our children to do.
I will tell you for a fact, that since I have taught my dogs that I am
they respond so much more lovingly to the family and anyone else who visits our home.
Is He Truly Disobedient
There’s a difference between disobedience and incomprehension. If your dog isn’t obeying a command because he doesn’t understand what it is you want him to do, that’s not a behavioral problem at all; it simply means that you need to spend some more time together in training.
The hardest part of basic dog obedience training is communicating with the dog in a humane way that he understands. However, the underlying principle of all communication is simple: reward desired behavior while ignoring or correcting undesired behavior.