Why do people recommend/enroll dogs with behavioral problems caused by trauma/mistreatment/environmental problems in obedience classes?
Obedinece classes are aimed at training dogs to do certain tasks---sit/stay/down/etc.
Obedience classes can actually make a misbehavior due to mistreatment worse---just read the litanies of owners who tried obedience training and it did nothing for the dog.
I think obedience training is wonderful for normal, well socialized dogs. The training helps with minor problems like jumping up, barking inappropriately, or things like that.
Now, maybe I am all wet---I have never taken a dog to obedience training---I have always done that myself---training the dog(s) for our situation.
I just get weary of seeing/hearing people recommend obedience training when rehabilitation would do much more.