You already know that October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and the Georgia SPCA has some great ones just waiting for their new best friend to come and take them home. After you've taken your new dog home, it's time to take the next step and provide her (or him) with some basic training. You want your dog to have good manners so that she can meet new people without knocking them down, or maybe you just want to be able walk your dog on a leash in this glorious Fall weather without having your arm pulled from the socket! There are other commands that are essential for your dog's safety, including Wait, Stay and Come, and Sit. You can start right here on the Georgia SPCA website, where you'll find articles on training these specific commands and others.