Basic obedience training make your life easier and give you more control in many situations. “Stay” and “off” are two important commands your dog should know. “Stay” will keep your pup from following you. It can also prevent your dog from running out into traffic. “Off” will keep your dog polite and “off” the furniture. It can also prevent a friendly but large or exuberant dog from jumping on or unintentionally frightening someone.