If you’ve been thinking about getting some dog training advice, we’d like to share a few suggestions with you. The first thing you’ll need to figure out is what commands to teach your dog. There’s an endless number of possibilities. We’ll start with the most general commands and work up to the most specific commands.
Stay. Teaching your dog to stay is pretty easy. All you need to do is press the release key on his collar whenever you think he may need to sit or stay. This will be helpful, especially if you’re doing something like pull-ups and you need your dog to stay in place while you work.
Sit. As the first among dog commands to teach your dog, this is probably the easiest one for him to understand. Simply repeat the action: Sit. Your pet can learn to sit without you having to give him any commands.
Follow. This is another basic dog commands to teach your dog. Begin by holding your hand straight in front of your dog. Lean your body forward until your elbows are touching. Then say either stay or come and hold your hand a bit higher than your head, so it doesn t touch his body.
Come. You can use this as a fun exercise with your dog. Begin by walking next to your pup and extending both hands in front of your pup. Give a nice belly laugh and then say either stay or come, at least five times while your dog’s eyes follow your motion.
Treat. This is another great training commands to teach your dog. Begin by giving him a treat when he does what you ask. Repeat this several times until he gets the idea. When he obeys, give him the treat and then give him the command to sit.
Doggy. This involves using your leash pressure to control him. To do this, start by getting on all fours and facing away from him. Walk slowly behind him, at a comfortable pace. When he gets curious and starts to look around, repeat the process.
Reward. Now, as he gets really interested in what you are doing, begin to give him the treat and praise him profusely. Do this every time he behaves correctly and give him the treat in exchange. He will soon realize that he is able to earn rewards when he behaves well and he will be more likely to behave when left to his own devices.
Doggy. If you want your dog to be properly trained, one of the most important commands to teach your dog is the doggy. This means sitting calmly in just one place while you reward him. As long as you don’t give him too much praise at the beginning, he won’t be tempted to up the ante by demanding more.
Correct a.k.a. the doggy. When he gets the idea that he can sit down anytime, give him a treat. Let him see that he has done something right. As long as he continues to repeat it, he will understand that sitting down is a good thing.
Go to the park. Teach your pup a simple go to the park or just anywhere with the help of the leash. Place the leash in his hand and move close to his body so that he knows what to do in the event of a member of the family getting too close to the dog. That is the basic command to teach your dog. It involves walking slowly and carefully and following the rules.
Walk with your dog. When you are out in public, make sure you are always in front of the dog with the leash attached to your wrist. Once your dog understands the concept of standing still while the leash is in his hand, start moving it forward while saying “sit” or “stay” in a firm voice.
Be positive reinforcement. One of the most essential commands to teach your dog is the positive reinforcement. Don’t resort to yelling or disciplining the dog because that only works on your dog’s fear and the tendency to resist everything you want. You can effectively use positive reinforcement every time you want to walk your dog in addition to using the leash.