Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
For me basic training is all the commands a dog should know, just for comfort and safety too. So that means sit, stay, drop, bed, coming to you when called, being quiet and being able to walk on a loose lead.
There are variations to this (like Biscuit knows stop and wait for when we are crossing a road on a walk etc.) but the rest I class as tricks. so they are rollover, high five, shake, etc. anything cute that is there to show how clever your dog is but apart from being cute doesn't have a real purpose!
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