Obedience Training usually refers to the training of a dog. Obedience training ranges from the very basic to high level competition. Obedience implies compliance with the direction or command given by the handler.

For a dog to be considered obedient rather than simply trained in obedience, it must respond reliably each time the command is given, by its owner or handler. A dog can go through obedience training and not be obedient. If a dog is referred to as being obedience trained it should comply immediately with every command given. In the strictest sense an obedience trained dog is an obedient dog