Essential Commands

3 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

Essential Commands

Having a dog is an emotion that keeps building to a heightened experience of delight. Fun elements will always add more feelings to the moments spent with the loving canine. But when you have a massive, uncontrollable dog, the effort that needs to go into handling them will most probably drain all your energy within a few minutes. Training your dog can provide you with some great moments in the future. Commands need to be taught through various stages in order to get things done with ease.

 

Multiple problems may arise during the training sessions, making it quite hard for you to focus on the commands. Since dogs understand only a few terms in the initial stage, you need to be careful with your training approach. Teaching them a few basic commands can surely help you in the long run. The problem behaviors can be easily tackled when they follow a few instructions. For them to be docile, you need to be patient and caring at all times. Here are some of the essential commands you need to teach your dog.

Sit

Sit

The best command to start with is ‘Sit’ because it is the easiest to teach. Getting a treat for your dog is the first step of grabbing his/her attention. Holding it close to your dog’s nose will give them the idea of being offered some food, but it shouldn’t continue to the extent where your dog feels tantalized. You must move your hand and up and down to keep the treat out of his reach. Keep pulling it upwards so that your dog’s head will move up while his bottom lowers. When he is rearing, make sure to command him to ‘Sit.’ Once he is on the floor, give him the treat. Repeating this for a few days or weeks will help your dog master at it.

 

Come

This is an important command you need to train your dog to follow. It can help keep him/her away from trouble. To teach the command, put a leash and collar around his neck and go down to say, “Come.” Pull the leash when you give the command so that he understands the movement related to “Come,” making it easier for you to control him once he is mastered, even without a leash.

Come

Down

Since this requires the dog to be extremely docile and take a submissive posture, you will need to put in more effort. By being relaxed during the training, you can let your dog also feel less anxious or agitated. Like in the “Sit” command, use a treat to allure the dog. Holding your hand up will make him jump to sniff the treat; slide your hand along the ground at the moment. This will encourage him to follow your hand’s movement. Give him the treat once he is on the floor, and use the command appropriately every time you do this. Say “No” when your dog tries to lunge towards your hand and repeat the process. Make sure not to push him to that position on the floor; give him some time to figure out the command.