As owners of a giant breed, dog obedience can be very important for a number of reason:

  • It helps to establish communication skills between you and your dog.
  • It teaches your dog appropriate social behavior.
  • It can help eliminate unwanted behaviors such as pulling on the leash, jumping, and chewing.
  • It can offer your dog mental and physical stimulation.

Obedience training can lead you to competing with your Newf in an AKC Obedience Trial.  There are many levels of Obedience Titles, and each one is progressively more difficult with an increased level of complexity. The web sites for the Newfoundland Club of America and the American Kennel Club can provide you with additional information.