Ever spoke to your dog but instead of one word commands you tried speaking to them as you do to humans?
Well I have to say, I’ve never had success with sentences.
Without a good list of dog commands, how will our furry friends know what we want. Using one word commands sets you as the leader of the pack. Positioning yourself as the leader from the time you get your dog is key. But if you haven’t let’s focus on doing so.
Wondering when to start teaching puppy commands?
As young as 7 to 8 weeks of age is a good age but if you are looking for a more traditional method, then 6 months of age is typically a good benchmark.
One thing you should always keep in mind is the length of your trainings for your bet.
Do not overestimate the attention span of your dog, theirs isn’t that long. So do not get upset at your pop for them not paying attention for long periods. Focus on keeping short sessions to build them into fully grasping what you want them to do.
These short sessions will not only minimize distractions but it will also give your dog the best chance of holding the command memory so you can teach them even more. As you progress maintaining your dog’s attention, you want to then gradually increase the amount of time spent on training each day.
Now let’s get down to commands we all know but some of us aren’t so good at. But with practice the skies the limit on what you can teach them:
Ever looked at your dog and wished that you can get them to stay. Imagine what your dog was thinking while staring right back at you!
Hey bub, I’ve seen this face before but i have NO IDEA what that means so im just going to continue laying next to you. Btw, have anymore of those chewy bones ???
The stay command is one of the hardest for puppies and young dogs to master. But once they master to stay, it will be a lifesaver. You won’t have to worry about your dog chasing a squirrel all throughout the park because once your dog grasps the understanding of the command stay he or she can move unto more advanced obedience techniques.
The goal with stay is to teach your dog that his job is to remain right where he is until given further instructions.
To teach the stay:
Next up in this small but user friendly list of dog commands is the come command. Think about the amount of times you lost your grip on the leash. The come command is definitely second up in this small but important dog commands.
Now one last thing to remember about this is to make sure that once your dog gets the come command mastered remove the leash— and practice the command in a safe, enclosed area.
Curiosity never killed the cat and neither will it kill your dog. But it might harm him or her. Smells, other dogs playing in the park a little way off, or something dangerously intriguing.
All of these random possibilities can cause your dog to end up at the vet, and not just for a regular checkup. So teach your dog leave it today!
The goal is to teach your pup that he or she gets something even better for ignoring the other item.
Now that your dog has gotten the leave it skill down lets take things to another level with another 2 treats in your arsenal. The difference is that — one will be o.K. while the other will be fresh and mells awesome.
Down” or “Lay Down” means the dog belly is touching the ground. So as a mini rjule you should keep in mind is that if youre going to do this make sure you’re going to be in one place for more than 5 minutes.
Making your pet more agreeable with your commands can still be a hard fought battle no matter how much you teach them. Do not let this discourage you. In the link below learn:
With this list of dog commands you will give yourself a upper hand to not have to worry about your dog when you’ve forgotten the leash at home, see him itching to run after that pesky squirrel or just seeing something intriguing.
Remember that not all dogs will learn things quick and not all dogs will take long to learn.
Be patient, have small training intervals and then gradually build it up to longer intervals of training.