To form a good relationship with your dog, you have to have two-way communication. The following chapter will be about training your dog to understand your language in the form of commands. First, however, you need to learn to understand your dog. This mutual understanding is critical for effective training and to establish a good relationship.
Personalities are what make dogs so fascinating, and they are all different. Each dog is unique. Your dog's personality will affect his training, so it is important to understand some of the factors that make up a dog's personality. Many of the factors are hereditary; as such, they cannot be easily changed and are best handled with a strong dose of understanding.
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There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the sametype would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.