DOG TRAINING FUNDAMENTALS
How does your dog sit when you tell him to, and mine doesn’t?
“Wow! He comes when you tell him to” – Sounds familiar?
If it does, you need to invest some time into a little bit of basic dog training.
Starting To Train Your Dog From A Young Age
Starting to train your dog from a young age is crucial as the first few months of his life are when you have the most significant influence on him; this is where he is shaped into the dog he will be when he is grown up.
The Most Basic Of Dog Training
The most basic of dog training is to get your dog to sit and come. Teaching him those commands are essential for him to learn. These commands are used for various reasons.
These commands are used for various reasons.
If your dog jumps, making him sit will immediately get him off, and “come” is the all-important one.
Taking Your Dog For A Walk
If you take your dog for a walk, you let him off the leash, and you expect him to come back to you, not run around the park with you chasing after him shouting at him to “get here right this instance”.
That would be just downright embarrassing!
Teaching You The Most Basic Of Dog Training
To teach your dog how to come requires only the most basic of techniques but a lot of repetition.
The simplest way to get him to come is having a toy in one hand and a treat in the other.
When you are in the house, walk away from him, hold out the toy, and excitingly call him to you. When he comes over, give him a treat, always use the command to come that you will use in the future.
Doing this several times a day is a great way to teach him, but remember to have lots of long breaks, so he doesn’t get bored and stop enjoying it, and don’t forget the treats!
Getting Your Dog To Sit
Getting him to sit could be a slight bit harder but again only requires basic dog training.
When you have mastered the come command, call him to you, place your hand on the end of his back, and say “sit” while gently pushing down on his backside.
When he sits his bottom down, give him a treat and a lot of praise.
If you want him to sit longer, delay giving him the treat and the credit, get him to sit but take your time bending down to him and feeding him his titbit.