Basic Dog Obedience Training


In-Home Dog Obedience Training & House Manners in Dayton Ohio

Bombarding Guests at the Door – Getting on Furniture – Getting into Trash – Excessive Barking – Counter Surfing
Potty Training – Bolting out the Door – Chewing and More!


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Basic Obedience Dog TrainingWe are not PetsMart® dog training company, instead, we offer real In-Home Basic Dog Obedience Training, which is One on One Basic Obedience Dog Training. Our dog obedience takes place in home, because that’s where your dog has issues.

We are more than …

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Walking on a Leash


How is any of that going to come in handy, when your dog is chewing up your couch? What about when your dog is jumping all over your guests or getting into the trash? Instead, what we offer is real training. Our basic obedience does give you the above commands, but it also provides training for real world issues. Our basic dog obedience covers all the leash work as well as house manners. We fix those every day issues that drive you nuts. Not only do we train your dog, but we train you with our dog obedience courses! Contact us today to get started!




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You purchased a dog for you or your family to have a bit of companionship, excitement and fun. But that fun loving puppy you purchased has now began to cause problems in your home. Has your dog started bombarding guests at the door, getting on your furniture, running out the door and around the block with any chance presented … or what about chewing everything? What happened to that easy going, fun, loving puppy you once had? What did you do wrong, where did things go wrong … what happened? The answer to those questions is … nothing! You did nothing wrong.

What you are experiencing is what most people with growing puppies experience. All that is happening is that your puppy is becoming a dog. The first year of your puppy’s life is what’s called the imprint stage. This is the time for basic obedience! This is where they learn alot about themselves. This is where they learn who they are going to be, what they are going to be and how they are going to be. Without the right type of dog obedience training and guidance, your dog will become what it wants to be, rather than what you want.

Many people think that training a dog is as easy as throwing it a treat and petting it, when it does what you want, and that is totally false. Dayton Dog Trainer is able to channel that bad behavior into what we want, as handlers and owners, with our basic obedience. We are not trying to change your dog’s personality … we are only conditioning your dog to do the right things.

Our basic obedience is alot different from other basic obedience trainers out there. We cover real world living situations in our basic obedience training and train your dog for house manners … life manners. Covering things like bombarding guests at the door, getting onto furniture, getting into trash, excessive barking, bolting out of the door, nipping, biting, chewing as well as the sit, stay, down and walking on the leash properly. How do you train for real life situations, in some guys store or facility across town? You can’t … which is why we train differently than all others.

Before you sign any contracts for basic obedience with any other “trainer”, have them provide you with their experience … and be sure to investigate that information before you spend your hard earned money. If the dog trainer your looking into hiring, can truly communicate with your dog … then they should be able to show you instant results. That’s Right!! … Instant results. This is why Dayton Dog Trainer provides you with a demo, before having you sign any training agreements. This way, you get to see exactly how we train, and that our basic obedience training is real, with real results.

You may also run into basic obedience dog trainers who want to demo their basic obedience on there already trained dog. But how is this helpful or informative for you? Of course their dog will perform the tasks they are asking … they probably have years of basic obedience training in that dog.

Our dog obedience training takes place in your home and at our local parks. We train in the home, because this is where the dog obedience issues occur. If you take a dog out of its element, of course they will act different … so we like to train in as close to a normal living environment, as possible. We also utilize the local parks for the distraction they offer, when it is time to move into more advanced dog obedience training. We will also promise you this … We will not come into your home and waste your time and use clickers to train your dog … We won’t use food to get your dog to perform a trick … We will train him … not bribe him.


What is Basic Obedience?

Basic Dog Obedience is the implementation of commands, that you want your dog to follow. We believe the dog should react to your command the first time it is given … and within the first 1 to 2 seconds of that given command. If you have to repeat yourself with the same command over and over … then your dog has not been properly trained. Being that dog training is 90% psychological … the goal is to train our canine companion to respect us and our authority … not fear us! Anyone can make a dog fear them … but we, at Dayton Dog Trainer, would rather them respect us and love us. We build confidence … not take it.

What most “trainers” consider advanced obedience … we consider basic obedience. Most consider the basics to be walking on a leash, sit, stay, down and heal.


Our Basic Dog Obedience consists of:

  • Walking on Leash
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Excessive Barking
  • Bombarding Guests at the Door
  • Excessive Jumping
  • Digging Holes in your Yard
  • Getting into the Garbage
  • Getting on your Furniture
  • Snatching Food out of yours or your Child’s Hands
  • Begging for Food
  • Setting Boundaries in the Home – As far as keeping them out of the Kitchen during meals, Staying out of certain Rooms, etc.
  • Getting in and out of Vehicles
  • Fence Fighting
  • And anything else you would like to work on inside the Home!


All of these issues are very simple to fix and are offered in our basic obedience courses. We provide instant, real result for these issues. But we don’t just train your dog … Remember, it does no good for us to train your dog, if you, as the owner/handler are not trained as well. That also works in your favor, so that when our basic obedience course is complete … you understand Dog! What we mean by this is … when we have completed our basic obedience … you have the tools and knowledge to continue on with more advanced obedience, on your own, because you will understand why the dog does what it does, what he/she is thinking, how to read their body language and what it means.

Also … we realize most people have to work and can’t live their life around their dog … or at least the basic obedience training regimen that needs to be implemented.

Because our basic obedience dog training is real dog training, that provides instant and real result … we will have your dog trained in hours … not months, and all basic obedience dog training is conducted in home. A lot of people don’t understand how we can have your dog doing everything you need it to do in such a short period of time. But we aren’t going to make you sit here and read for hours on how we can do just that … Seeing is Believing! Anyone can talk a good game over the phone … that is why we demonstrate our training in your home, before you ever sign up for basic obedience. We are confident, that once you witness just how easy it is, to get results from your dog … you will retain our basic obedience dog training services.


Training Your Own Dog

Some people attempt to train their own dog in basic dog obedience. Some of those people are successful and many of those people believe they are successful. Many believe that if their dog will sit on command, even if they have to give that command 15 times before the dog sits, that their dog is trained. We see this all the time. Others believe that because they seen the dog whisperer do it, they can do it. The problem with trying to use tactics seen on the dog whisperer show is that you are only seeing an hour of edited content and you don’t get to see what got that dog to that point using basic obedience tactics.

You don’t get to see the long periods in between the dog whisperer film cuts, where the dog possibly went buck wild or fought with the dog whisperer. You only see that the dog whisperer walked into the room, made a sound and snapped his fingers and the dog does what he wants and everyone is amazed. So before you try to become a dog whisperer, you may want to seek the assistance of a professional for basic obedience training. We are not saying you can’t train your dog for basic obedience on your own … we are just saying that you are not going to get the assistance you need from watching a few episodes of the dog whisperer.

When we train our clients dog in basic obedience, we also train our client. This is super important to keeping the dog conditioned and keeping the dog obedient. Some of those who do attempt to train their own dog for basic obedience, will actually do more damage than good, due to the lack of knowledge needed to conduct such basic dog obedience training. Give us a call and we can assist you with basic obedience training for your dog. We can also show you what happens in between film cuts of the dog whisperer.


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Inexperienced Dog Trainers

There are a few good dog training companies in the area, but most of those only offer group type training at their location. More importantly, there are trainers that have never been through any real training themselves. They even go as far to call themselves “dog aggression rehabilitation specialists”, but aren’t even old enough to be a specialist in anything, let alone dog aggression. They believe that because they own a bully breed type dog, it makes them a bully breed specialist … when in fact, they haven’t ever been through any formal training … unless you call working at Petsmart for a couple weeks, formal training.

What could happen with these so called trainers calling themselves bully breed rehabilitation specialist is … they can possibly get hurt trying to work with your dog, without the skills needed to do so, which could leave you open to a lawsuit or, they could cause more damage to your dog. They expect you to believe that this is some sort of On Point Dog Training.

They also believe that they can talk a good game by using another, more experienced trainers words or even use a few tactics they may have seen from that more experienced trainer … and as long as those couple of tactics and words look good and sound good, they think you will fall for the idea that they actually know what they are doing. When in fact, that’s all they know … a couple good words and a couple small, very basic training tactics they once saw.


“The Thunder Shirt”

Have you seen this? It slices, it dices, it quiets fireworks for your dog … it saved my dog’s life … it takes your out of control dog in the process of ripping apart your bed, and instantly makes him so very docile”

Really? … Really? Please don’t believe the hype from all those goofy infomercials. There is no magic bullet to fix your dog. But I do have to say … I do get a good laugh out of the commercial, from time to time. If you believe in something like this … I have a collar with a remote control … and it has an “off” button, that will shut your dog off, so you can put him on a shelf and turn him on later … that I will sell you.


Trainers who ask you to bring your dog to them, as opposed to coming to your home

Training should always be done in your home, unless a training course is provided to you as the owner and handler … and your dog also undergoes a bit of training in your home, once it has been trained elsewhere . This is where the issues are, this is where your dog is most comfortable. Just like a person, if you take your dog out of the place he or she is most comfortable, then of course they will act completely different, which won’t allow for a true, honest evaluation. Don’t get me wrong … training can be done in the trainer’s facility … but you need also, to have some of the training completed in your home. We do offer group classes … but only if we are sure to conduct some of the training in the home. Only after your dog has mastered the leash, should you be part of any group classes at a facility.<


Month Long Contracts

It should only take a few hours to completely train your dog. If it takes longer than that, then the person calling themselves a trainer, is truly unable to communicate with your dog. If a “trainer” offers any type of monthly or weekly training classes, then it would be evident to me, that this person calling themselves a trainer, cannot truly communicate with any dog. True communication, comes with instant result.



In our opinion … this method is completely … ridiculous, and only provides a temporary result. Let me ask you this … If you have a pack of dogs and the Alpha sees that one of his pack members has done something, to please the pack or the alpha … does that alpha click a clicker to let his pack know, they are doing well? Now some “trainers” will argue this. And yes … there are dogs that have successfully been trained with a clicker … but this is not what a dog understands … and remember … if you do something long enough … they will eventually get it … but in reality … you could bang your head against a wall over and over, and the dog could react to that just as well. This method is used and “sometimes” works for the simple fact, that dog’s are masters of association.


Food Training

Stay away from food while training … This is only a way to bribe your dog, rather than truly communicate with them, to get the results you are wanting. Also … Let’s say there is a pack of dog’s that are living without humans and the alpha of that pack sees that one of his pack members is doing something good, does he turn and flip the pack member a hotdog or biscuit? This is not the way a dogs thinks …so to them … it is only a free treat. “Trainers” like to use the fact that dogs are masters of association, to convey to them that they will receive a treat if they do something good. But what happens when your have no treat around? Your dog still may listen … and he may not! This is probably a goofy way of explaining, but you get the point.


Pricing Over the Phone

If a “trainer” prices your training over the phone, then they plan on putting your dog through a course designed for every dog … and not every dog is the same. Each dog has different needs and issues … And how does the trainer know what your dog needs without even seeing them or evaluating them?


Trainer who don’t Demo their Training

If a “trainer” is not willing to demo their training for you, before you sign up and can’t show instant results … then ask yourself if this person is a real trainer. Most good trainers will at least offer to demo their training, so that you can see if their training works or not … or if it is the right thing for your dog. If they are confident in their training, they should allow you to see a bit of instruction.



We don’t know everything, or have all the answers to every situation … but this is common sense stuff, that you should look for. We do consider ourselves to be great trainers … but we are also sure, that there are many other great trainers out there, that know what they are doing. But we refuse to take your money and not give you what you paid for. You work hard for your money, so you should always get what your paying for. Be very cautious when hiring a dog trainer. There are a lot of people who wake up and decide they need to make some extra money, so they put ads up saying they can train dogs … and many have no formal training and are only attempting to train, because they seen some guy on TV, make it look easy.

If you wish to have your dog trained in English or German, we can accommodate these needs. We can also advise on nutritional needs and exercise.

Many times, our trainers are called a dog whisperer. What is a dog whisperer? People say a dog whisperer is a dog trainer who is able to speak with dogs and are able to get to the root of your dog’s issues. If this what the definition of a dog whisperer, then I guess we could be called a dog whisperer. Others refer to Cesar Millan from the TV show Dog Whisperer.

If you are curious to how Dayton Dog Trainer conducts our training, then this would be a good example. Mr. Millan wrote a book called Cesar’s Way. Although a great read, we don’t see this type of training as Cesars’ way. We have been training this way and others have been training this way long before the dog whisperer series started airing on television. It is the only real way of training in our opinion. It uses a psychological approach to dog training, rather a physical approach.


Learn to Train Dogs

Dayton Dog Trainer offers several training courses for those interested in becoming a dog trainer. We can teach you to train and handle dogs quickly and easier, than you think. We will teach you what the professional trainers know and utilize each and every day. You choose the course your interested in learning and we will setup a plan for you to start your training.

Choose from the following programs

  • Basic Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Behavior Modification
  • Scent Detection
  • Aggression Correction & Rehabilitation
  • Trick Training
  • Handicap Assistance Dogs

We are able to provide this training on a schedule, best suited to fit into your needs. Our training curriculum consists of 25% classroom and 75% hands-on. If you are interested in finding out more about our trainer / handler programs … contact us at 937.314.1364 from 10am to 9pm est. 7 Days a Week

We provide in-home dog training in Englewood, Oakwood, Springboro, Springfield, Huber Heights, Clayton, Centerville and all other cities, towns and villages in Montgomery County, Preble County and Greene County, Ohio!