Why and how to teach a dog to sit, stay, lay down, come and walk on a leash?
These commands are what makes him a good member of the community as they keep him, the neighbors, and other pets safe.
If your dog does not master these commands, your time with him outside the comfort of your home is very limited. Also, without these commands, your best friend may be causing the most trouble at the house.
None of these 5 basic commands will be mastered in a day, but with consistency and positive reinforcement, your puppy will be glad to repeat them every day.
So, let’s see how you can teach your dog the 5 basic commands starting today.
One of the most important commands any dog should master is the “sit” command. It helps control his behavior and makes it easier to train him for other more important commands. On top of that, sit is the easiest of them all as it requires most of the work to be done by you.
Here’s what to do:
Keep the treat on your hand but don’t put the latter too high. If you do so, your dog will be more inclined to jump and catch rather than sit down for it. Always praise him with “ good sit” when he does it correctly and start over when he does not.
Here are 4 methods to train your dog to sit from WikiHow.
The “stay” command is a little more advanced than sit. It is asking a little bit much of a puppy that all he wants to do is jump and run around. It’s asking too much for two reasons: a puppy wants to be near you at all times, and he does not want to stay still at all. And that’s exactly what you are asking from him with this command.
So, here’s how to train him to do it:
Teaching your dog to follow this command can help him stay calm in nervous, unfamiliar situation to him. Imagine your dog goes after something he can’t fully understand how dangerous it is. This command should stop him until you give him another command to start moving again.
Here is how to do it according to QuickAndDirtyTips.
One of the most difficult commands is to ask your dog to lay down. Being a submissive position, dogs aren’t really ready to follow your orders on this one. Your puppy will need more time to feel comfortable laying down for you, especially if he is a strong, willful dog breed.
So, here is how to train your puppy to lay down:
Teaching your dog to lay down is the best you to show how safe and secure it is to be around him when you’re out having fun. That submissive posture is a sign to everyone that your dog is harmless.
Here is another way to train your dog to lay down according to the American Kennel Club.
Watch this expert teach hyperactive dog the basic commands so easily.
This command is how you will be able to control your dog from a distance. He needs to fully master this command before you can take him off-leash. Therefore, you need to pay very close attention to how fast he responds and what distracts him from following your command.
So, here’s how to do it:
Never use “come” when you are trying to discipline your dog. That will only teach him to avoid the command at all costs. Instead, walk up to him and discipline him the right way.
Follow this comprehensive guide from the American Kennel Club to do it properly.
This is without a doubt the command that’s going to take your dog a lot of time to understand and follow. However, it is a must. You cannot have your dog dragging in the streets, and you follow him. When you are walking your dog, YOU should be walking the dog, not the other way around.
So, here’s how to do it:
Remember that a dog loves to go for a walk and he wants to discover much of the world too. Asking him to stick to you is hard for him to understand, especially when he is an active, intelligent dog. Therefore, take your time and walk step by step until it feels like a real walk. Then, slowly limit the use of the toy and the treats when you are walking.
Here is a full guide on how to teach your dog to heel from SitStay.
How about your dog? Can he or she walk on a leash? Does your puppy know how to sit and stay? Let us know in the comments down below. Tell us how you have trained your dog to be the best dog ever.
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