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Dog Obedience Training – is it Worth the Effort?

Jordan Dog Training has a Lifetime Membership for your dog to attend any of our Group Obedience Classes for one fee. That ensures that you have the peace of mind that you can return as many times as you need to refresh your dogs obedience training.
Teaching a dog to walk well on the lead is like learning to drive a car. It takes time, practice, patience, and repetition. Our job is to help you and your dog to build these skills and to build your confidence. We will help you to grow your knowledge and experience around distractions.

The professional guidance from Jordan Dog Training ensures that structured obedience classes are absolutely the most successful way to train your dog.

You can attend our classes as many times as you like until you and your dog get to the level that you are happy with and feel safe while out walking with your dog.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that people have regarding who to choose to help them train their dog well.

  1. Is my dog too old for Obedience Training? They do say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!

Our short answer is “NO”. We work with dogs of all ages and have effective results regardless of the age of your dog. Our trainers are extremely experienced and will be able to identify tips and tricks specifically for you and your pooch.

  1. Do you have experience with my breed?

We are confident in saying, yes, we do.
With over 30 years of training and working with dogs, it is likely that we have worked with your specific breed on many occasions.

  1. Does my whole family have to be present for the training?

This is preferable but not essential, as we are looking for consistency from the whole family to get the desired results from your best friend. This is unrealistic usually unless we carry out an in-home consultation, which we also do offer. – Unsure what is meant here, wording is ambiguous.

  1. What Training Methods and Philosophy do your trainers use and advocate?

We will only ever use balanced and gentle methods in our dog training sessions. Our Company philosophy is simple. Using kindness to reward will always get you better results from training your dog than harsher techniques will.

  1. What is the most important aspect of dog training?

Consistency is, in our opinion, the most important factor when trying to have a positive influence on your dog’s behaviour. The consistency of ‘doing’ what is right can only be learned from ‘doing’ what is right. The old adage that “practice makes perfect” is certainly true when talking about training your dog.

  1. At what age should a dog begin obedience training?

This really is a great question and the answer is that you should start training as soon as you get your puppy. Bad habits and bad behaviours in dogs don’t take long to take hold. We suggest that at around 7-8 weeks it is good to have at least started socialising your puppy and getting him used to people he doesn’t know. As a result, your dog will feel more comfortable around vets, vet technicians, groomers and animal behaviorists if needed.

Puppy School offers a great introduction to Training for your dog. You can find out more about our Puppy School venues here.

  1. What age should a dog be fully obedient and able to follow commands?

It does vary but a good rule of thumb would be that by the time they’re one year old. Your dog and you should be making really great progress in learning of all the polite behaviours they will need for the rest of their lives.

It may be that you need to do a bit of a refresher every now and again, we understand that. This is the reason we have a Lifetime Membership for our Obedience Training classes across Brisbane and Brisbane Metro. Find out more here.

  1. Finally, How do I prepare for my dog’s obedience training sessions?

Justin Jordan the owner and Master Trainer at Jordan Dog Training says this. “When you are working with your dog, always try to be calm. If you are agitated or excited when you are doing some preparatory training with your dog it will negatively affect the outcome of training.”

Justin has decades of professional dog training experience and knows a thing or two about the subject! He has been invited by local radio stations to answer current affair style questions raised by the news or listeners and has a regular segment on 4BC Radio.

He says, “Even when it is challenging, you should be mindful of the fact that the goal of training is to be able to reinforce good dog behaviour. That also means learning to ignore or not reinforce bad ones.”

We have a number of blogs that can help give more guidance on great training tips. You can read our BLOGS here.

If you would like to find out more about our Obedience Training venues across Brisbane then please visit the Obedience Training page on our website.

Or you can contact us directly by email at

We hope to see you at one of our classes soon.

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Justin Jordan

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