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"My dog knows commands, but doesn't always listen to them. So does my dog need more 'training', or something else?"
Ignoring - Almost every family we meet says that they have done some sort of training with their dog already, but their dog still does not always listen to the commands. "Selective hearing" is how we jokingly refer to it. Joking aside, this term isn't that far from the truth. The fact is that dogs by nature can only pay attention to one thing at a time. A lot of times there are things going on that your dog prefers to pay attention to rather than your command (a guest, a rabbit, or some other distraction). Besides this, your dog also is aware of what situations where he MUST listen, where there really is no choice in the matter. Trouble Or almost always. This is the biggest problem most owners have with being able to get their dog to listen reliably. Making sure their dogs know that the commands are not optional and being able to enforce them easily if the dog chooses to ignore a command.
This is one of the major flaws in typical dog training that we resolve with our programs.