Having a trained dog is not the same as having a balanced dog. Many dog owners don’t understand the difference between these two. But, for your needs, a balanced dog is more than enough. If you teach him basic commands, then you can avoid conflict and behavior problems that may develop in the future. Mature dogs are always harder to train and puppies. But, how do you start the obedience training? You could take a couple of classes, but it’s not necessary when the majority of lessons you can find online. As a rookie, you should read our article on how to take your dog everywhere without a fear that he will bite someone. So, let’s start with the four simple commands, that will make your life easier.
This is one of the most comfortable commands to teach your dog, and it’s a good one to start. First all, you will need the treat to stimulate your pet. Keep it close to his nose, move your hand and allow his head to follow the award. You need to make a movement to that he lowers his bottom. Once he is in a sitting position, they to repeat the word “sit” and then give him a treat and share a lot of affection for your pet. In this way, you recognize his effort, and he will appreciate that. Repeat this exercise a couple of times every day, until you dog excels it.
This command will keep your dog safe and out of trouble. We often lose a grip on our furry friends, or we accidentally leave the door open. Since dogs like to be independent, they will rush out outside. But if they know the “come” command, then you will keep them safe. The fastest way to teach them this is to put a leash and collar on your dog. Get down on the same level as him and gently pull the leash, while saying the word “come.” When the dog comes to you, award him with treat and affection. Once he learns this command, you can remove the leash and repeat this exercise in the safety of your home.
Dogs have a hard time mastering this command because this position represents submission to them. You can help them overcome this condition by keeping the training confident and relaxed, primarily when you are practicing with fearful and anxious dogs. You should find a tasty snack your dog loves and hold it closed in your fist, then hold your hand up to your pet’s snout. When he sniffs it, move the hand to the floor and allow him to follow the movement. Slide your hand along the ground in front of him and encourage his body to follow his head. Once he is down, say the word “down.”
Before you start with this command, make sure your dog knows “sit” command. First of all, ask your dog to sit and then open the palm of your hand in front of your and say “stay.” You should take a couple of steps back and reward him with a treat if he stays.