The commands can be very useful in different situations including when you want to keep your dog from chasing after cats, cars, and Frisbees or when you want to get your dog’s attention. Command training is usually done through positive reinforcement by rewarding the dog with a treat or praise whenever it follows a command properly.
Most of the commands can be supported by visual clues or by showing the dog physically what it is supposed to do such as pressing down gently on their hindquarters to get them to sit. Physical commands can be effective where worded commands do not work well.
Show canine training is used for dog shows or entertainment purposes. Your dog will undergo this type of training if you want it to appear in shows or perform agility tests.