Here you can learn the three most basic dog training commands, on easy steps. Below you will find also two fun tricks to teach your dog.
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Teaching your dog to sit is one of the most basic dog commands to teach your pup, thus making it a great one to start with. A dog who knows the “Sit” command will be much calmer and easier to control than dogs who aren’t taught this simple command.
Here’s how to teach your dog the “Sit” command:
- Hold a treat close to your dog’s nose.
- Move your hand up, allowing his head to follow the treat and causing his bottom to lower.
- Once he’s in sitting position, say “Sit,” give him the treat, and share affection.
- Repeat command until it’s mastered.
Another important command for your dog to learn is the word “come.” This command is easy to teach and will help keep your dog out of trouble.
- Put a leash and collar on your dog.
- Go down to his level and say, “Come,” while gently pulling on the leash.
- When he gets to you, reward him with affection and a treat.
- Once he’s mastered it with the leash, remove it and continue to practice the command in a safe, enclosed area.
Before attempting to teach your dog this command, make sure your dog is an expert at the “Sit” cue. If he hasn’t quite mastered the “Sit” command, take the time to practice it with him before moving on to the “Stay” cue.
- First, ask your dog to “Sit.”
- Then open the palm of your hand in front of you, and say “Stay.”
- Take a few steps back. Reward him with a treat and affection if he stays.
- Gradually increase the number of steps you take before giving the treat.
- Always reward your pup for staying put…even if it’s just for a few seconds.
This is an exercise in self-control, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to master, particularly for puppies and high-energy dogs.
Spice up your dog’s life and teach him also these two fun tricks:
Teaching a dog to shake hands is generally pretty easy because some dogs naturally raise their paw when asking for a treat.
- Start by putting your dog in a “sit” position. Then, put a treat in your hand and slowly move it towards the ground near the dog’s paw.
- As the dog raises its paw in anticipation, use the verbal cue “shake,” give it the treat, then praise your dog enthusiastically. As you practice this, hold your hand gradually higher so the dog must raise its paw higher to gain the treat. Your goal is to have the dog raise its paw to chest height.
- Keep practising and always use the same paw for training. Eventually, once the dog holds its paw up on command, you can switch to the other paw. The key here is to use another command such as “other” so the dog learns that one command works for its right paw and the other for its left.
- As your dog masters the “shake” command, it’s a simple matter to teach him to do a “high five.” Start by working on the “shake” command, but begin to hold your palm out and as the dog hits your palm, give the command “high five.”
- Treat and praise your dog immediately. Your goal here is to get the dog to raise its paw as high as possible and to touch your open palm.
This list of dog commands can help improve your communication with him. Taking the time to teach your pup these common dog commands is well worth the investment of your time and effort.
Always remember to have patience when training your dog, good results take time! Maybe you need use some training equipment when you are training it.
Try not to get upset or angry, but if you do, never show it to your dog. Your dog is a master in reading emotions. The training program will fail when you get frustrated and lose patience…