Dog Training Commands
Your Dog Should Learn
Bringing a cute and furry puppy home can be a fun and exciting time for the entire family. I'm sure we all agree
that puppies are off the chart in terms of cuteness.
Unfortunately, they do not seem so cute when they start chewing on your furniture or shoes, and you find
"accidents" on the carpet. Read on for the basic dog training commands you and your dog should know.
Before you bring a dog home, you should have already considered how he will be taught the basic dog training
commands. These can be simple good doggy behavior commands or more complex commands if you plan on involving your
dog in competitions.
In order for you to have a well-behaved dog that loves you, it is extremely important that he receives good dog
obedience training. Teaching him basic commands will strengthen your relationship with your dog. Obedience training
will also be of benefit when people visit your home or when you travel.
If you are looking for detailed instructions on basic dog training commands, the best guides are Secrets to Dog Training and Dove Cresswells Puppy & Dog Training Online. These great courses include plenty of
pictures and are available in audio and video formats.
There are six basic dog training commands that should be taught to your dog: sit, stay, come, heel, off, and
down. Keep reading for more detailed information on each one:
- The Sit Command: This command is best taught at the same time as the stay command. The sit command has
particular benefits for you. You will be able to tell your dog to sit whenever you want, even in the company of
other people, dogs, and even cats.
- The Stay Command: This command is great for keeping your dog out of harm's way. Also, if you are working on
a project such as painting or cooking, the stay command will be keep him away from the work area.
- The Come Command: This command can help to minimize the amount of mischief your dog could possibly get
himself into. Your dog's mastery of the come command will give you a solid foundation for other dog training
commands. Some people are of the opinion that this is the most essential command for a dog to learn. The come
command is also helpful when strangers such as the pizza delivery guy or the mailman come to your door.
- The Heel Command: This important command will give you peace of mind when you and your dog are in public.
The heel command will teach your dog to walk close by your side so you have no concerns about him running away
and having to be chased. Your dog may be taught this command either on or off his leash.
- The Off Command – Jumping tendencies in dogs can be curbed with the off command. People, especially
children, can be scared when dogs jump on them. A potentially difficult situation may be diffused by using the
- The Down Command: If your dog tends to be excitable, chances are high that he is also a jumper. However,
many people do not like such displays of enthusiasm, particularly from dogs! The down command may be used to
stop your dog from jumping when he is over excited. This command is also popular with dog owners who want their
dog to perform tricks.
Again my recommended dog training courses for learning the basic dog training commands every dog owner needs to
know are: Secrets to Dog Training and Dove Cresswell's Puppy Training & Dog Training Online.