There is a difference between having obedience “skills” and “being” obedient.

  • Being obedient is about being dedicated to the “obedience lifestyle” in daily living with your dog.
  • Having obedience skills as a dog refers to the ability to understand and follow commands, such as “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “heel.” These skills can be taught through training and practice, and are important for ensuring a well-behaved and well-trained dog.
  • Being an obedient dog owner, on the other hand, involves adopting an obedience lifestyle that encompasses all aspects of daily living with your dog. This includes establishing clear rules and boundaries, providing consistent training and reinforcement, ensuring proper exercise and nutrition, and showing love and affection.
  • An obedient dog owner is dedicated to providing their dog with the best possible care and training, and is committed to building a strong and positive relationship with their furry companion. This requires patience, consistency, and a willingness to learn and adapt to the needs of your dog.
  • In summary, while having obedience skills is important for a well-trained dog, being an obedient dog owner requires a more holistic approach that involves a deep commitment to the obedience lifestyle in daily living with your dog.