Basic Dog Obdience Training
Owning and looking after a dog means you have a responsibility not only for your pet but other people and pets your dog may interact with. Ensuring your puppy will obey you and not misbehave is essential to keep the dog and others safe and happy.
Dog obedience commands are an easy way to make sure you develop good obedience from your puppy and enable you to make sure your pet behaves in a suitable way. In this article we will cover 6 of the most basic but essential command to achieve successful obedience from your canine. These commands really are an essential foundation to ensuring your dogs behave in the way you want them too, teaching these commands will help you keep your pet under control at all times.
Sit: This really is one of the most basic commands you can teach your puppy or dog. Making sure your pet responds to the word sit will in turn ensure the dog is kept in check. Dogs who respond to the sit command are far easier to manage and less likely to jump up at other dogs and people.
Come: Ensuring your animal learns the come command is one of the most important things you can do. If the dog wanders off or is generally running around misbehaving using the come command, often in association with your pets name bring the dog back under your control and more importantly safe from danger to itself and others.
Leave: Canines are inquisitive by nature and making sure and this can sometime mean they take an interest in something that is not good for them. Making sure your dog responds to the leave command when they approach a dangerous animal or a harmful substance will insure your dogs safety and well being.
Stay: Often used in conjunction with other obedience commands like sit, making sure your dogs stays put when approaching a road is clearly an essential command to teach your dog or puppy.
No: Dogs natural behaviour often means they chew things or are looking to interact with other dogs. Sometimes these tendencies can be unwelcome and lead to fights or you with torn up slippers. Teaching you dog the no command to break up this undesirable behaviour is essential from the very beginning.
Down: Similar to the Sit command but meaning your dog lies down on his or her belly. This is a useful command to teach to establish you authority over the dog/puppy and is also a good command if small children approach to pet your dog.
It is a good idea to instill these behavioural command into you dog or puppy at the first opportunity. Making sure your pet knows these command will lead to a much closer relationship with your pet and make sure they are safe as well as others. These basic commands can also lead onto other more complex training bringing you closer to your dog.