Using a trained dog isn't the same as using a balanced puppy, but when your dog knows a few basic commands, then it can be helpful when handling problem behaviours -- present ones or the ones that can develop later on. So where do you start with dog obedience training? You could take a class, but it is not mandatory; you can do it yourself. In fact, with the right mindset, it can be enjoyable for both you and your dog! Sit This is only one of the simplest dog obedience commands to teach, therefore it's a great one to start with.