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Obedience

Distinct from tricks; obedience is generally thought to consist in reliable performance of sit, down, stay, and come on cue, along with loose-leash walking and generally good social behaviors.  These behaviors are important for safety and for a dog to function well as a companion outdoors and indoors.

Competitive obedience is a dog sport, often found at Kennel Club dog shows.