Most people train their dogs to sit and shake-a-paw.  But advanced dog training, that's another thing entirely.  Only the most dedicated dog owners will take it further than basic obedience.  We make sure that our kids get the best education possible, starting with Kindergarten and ending with college, university, or an apprenticeship before heading into the workforce.  We teach them manners, and even how to behave appropriately in social settings.  Why not the same for our dogs?  Don't get me wrong... I am not saying that our pets are the same as children, because they're not. I can't get into all the behavior problems that come from treating our dogs like little people trapped in fur, but it's safe to say that as a member of our family and society, manners is just as important for the dog as it is for the kids!