Before starting to teach your dog's command,
- Be patient and regular.
- Not to push the dog too hard at the start.
- Make learning sessions short and simple.
- Never punish the dog.
- Reward the dog for being good.
- Show him what you want him to know (force will not help)
- Teach the dog new commands as soon as he properly learns an old one.
- Make training fun and entertaining.
- Involve yourself in training exercises, not just the dog, he needs a friend to play with.
Good luck with the teaching!!
If your dog knows a few basic commands, It can be helpful when tackling problem behaviors existing ones or those that may develop in the future.
Where do you start with your dog obedience training? You could take a class ?
Well the answer is NO.
It's not necessary. You can do it yourself. With the right attitude. It can be fun for both you and your dog.
01). "Watch Me" Command.
You should keep the eye contact with the dog. Offering a great treat that you hold in your hand and moving the hand from the dog nose "UPWARDS YOUR FACE " So to be easy for the dog to watch you and when he watches at you give the command "WATCH ME"
- Repeat this exercise several times daily until the dog is adequately trained at this.
To get the dogs attention this command is much needed.
02). "Sit" Command.
Putting the dog a treat close to his nose (to smell it better) moving the treat up he will follow the treat.
The dog however cannot catch the treat as it is naturally in a sitting position that allows him to pull his head high for following the treat and this is the moment you finally give the command "SIT" Accompanied with the treat and by showing affection for the dog.
- Until the dog learns the command the exercise must be repeated.
By giving this command, The dog will sit and will not move from the existing position. Release or set the dog free with a. "Okay" or "Break"
03). "Come" Command.
This command can help keep a dog out of trouble, bringing him back to you if you lose grip on the leash or accidentally leave the front door open.
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 practice the command in a safe, enclosed area.
04). "Stay" Command.
Before attempting this one, make sure your dog is an expert at the “Sit” command.
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 dog for staying put, even if it’s just for a few seconds.
This is an exercise in self-control for your dog, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to master, particularly for puppies and high-energy dogs. After all, they want to be on the move and not just sitting there waiting.
05). "Down” Command.
This is considered a challenging command, as it puts the dog in a passive position.
The command can be taught by getting some good smelling treat in a closed hand, then moving that hand close to the dog’s nose and at the moment he or she smells it you move the hand to the floor and the dog will follow.
Next, you move the hand along the floor to provoke him to follow the food in a laid on position. The moment the dog is laid on, you give the command “DOWN” and give him the treat.
For the dog to learn the command, the exercise must be repeated several times daily and in case the dog tries to grab the treat with force say “No.” Release or set the dog free with an “Okay” or “Break".