Commands may be given to the dog verbally, via hand signals, or by a combination of both. Once your dog has accomplished obedience training, they will be ready for more complex requests. "Task Training" is what a Service Dog becomes really good at. This type of discipline can be beneficial to any dog and is not as difficult as it may seem. Dogs love pleasing their owners! With the right combination of challenge and reward, you will quickly begin to see an improvement in attention, obedience and overall cognitive ability.