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well-trained dog is a happy dog. Here are some tips to help you train your dog
to obey the most basic commands.
using the "come" command, you should first call your dog by name
followed by "come." This will help get the dog's attention so that he
will be more attentive to the next command. It will also let the dog know that youare
speaking directly to him and not to someone else.
encourage your puppy to "come" with enthusiastic praise and lots of
encouragement. Keep in mind that no two dogs or puppies are alike so you will
have to adjust your training methods according to the individual. Try to avoid
calling him in a threatening tone as he may associate this with being scolded.
If he begins to ignore you and acts as if he does not hear you,
attach a long leash to him so you can reel him in to you after you
give him one command to "come." This way you are not repeating the
command and your dog will learn to come when he is called.
the most important things to keep in mind with this command is to make yourself
more interesting than anything else around you during your walks. Give your dog
a reason to stay with you, talk to him, give him a "sit" command,
stop, make him lie down for one second—in short, make it an interesting walk.
your walk by telling your dog to "heel"; use his name first to get
his attention and be very enthusiastic as you give the command. Do not forget
to talk to him so he pays attention to you. Be sure to praise him when he is in
the correct heel position, which is on your left with his right shoulder in line
with your left hip.
Training tips for "heeling"
Using "off" to prevent jumping
will jump up on people for one reason: to get attention. Teach your puppy or
dog to "sit" for attention or praise of any kind. When he jumps on
you, use your lowered tone of voice and lean towards the dog saying
"off." He will have no choice but to back away from you and when he
does, teach him to "sit" by firmly planting his bottom on the ground.
Offer him calm praise for obeying you. Soon all you will have to say to your
dog is "sit" and he will comply readily because he knows he will be
Training tips to prevent jumping
Tricks for treats
are many ways you can treat your dog to better training, including:
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