If you have recently become the proud owner of a little pup, then you’re probably already beginning to give some thought to basic dog training in order to have some control over your new dog.
The easiest option is to take your puppy along to local dog training
lessons. However, fees for these lessons can vary by large amounts and
you also have
the problem of getting your new dog to class. For many, it’s quite
simple to teach your new dog the basics of dog training at home, in a
manner that will
help you both have a more peaceful co-habitation together.
To begin with you need to teach your new dog three important and
basic commands, stay, sit and come. Treats work well when training your
dog and they’ll
make sure that your dog is paying attention to you as you begin
training him these basic training commands. So make sure you have a good
supply of dog
treats available before starting.
To begin with, we’ll begin with the sit command. Be sure that you
find somewhere quiet where your dog won’t be distracted. Then hold a
treat over your
dog’s head and tell him to sit over and over again. He is more prone
to sit whilst his head is looking up at the treat. If this proves to be
then just slowly press his rear down. Once he does sit, give him
plenty of praise and then reward him! Practice this a few times and your
dog will soon
pick up what you’re telling him and will quickly begin sitting at
Our next command to instruct the dog is to stay. This will probably
prove to be a little harder for your dog to learn. Begin with having
your dog sit then
repeat the command ‘stay’ and you hold your hand up and then slowly
step backwards. If your dog begins to move, tell him “no” and begin
again. As already
stated, this is going to require a little patience. Be firm with
your commands and reward him when he does do well.
Last and not least, is teaching your dog to come to you. Again, have
him sit in place and tell him to “stay”. After you have backed away and
a brief pause,
pat your thighs cheerfully and command your dog to “come” to you.
Your dog shouldn’t have too much problem responding to your cheerful
manner and once he
comes to you, again respond by praise and a little reward for him.
These basic commands should not be too difficult for your dog. Treat
your dog in a patient and loving manner and he will enjoy learning with
angrily and negatively will just make the lessons so much harder.
Love not fear is the only way to train your dog.