People often confuse training a dog for managing its behavior. Though they are both used simultaneously and are imperative, they are two separate concepts.
What’s the difference?
Training implies teaching the dog something new. Be it basic commands or navigating agility courses. An important point about training is that the dog is learning to do something or ceases doing something.
What we can train dogs to do:
Basic commands – sit, stay, lie down, drop it or wait
Stop jumping and biting
Tricks such as shake paw, roll over, play dead, speak, etc.
The number of tricks we can teach a dog are never ending, but the single most important thing all of them have in common is that your dog is learning new things.
Behaviour management is different from training in the sense that the dog doesn’t learn or pick up anything new. We simply try to control specific situations in a dog’s immediate environment to prevent certain unwanted behavior.