Controlling a dog who hasn’t learned obedience commands will be tough, sometimes impossible. Teaching your dog 5 simple commands may make your world different and your bonding last-long.
Remember a puppy won’t be in attention for a long time, their attention span is very low. Expecting your puppy to be in attention for a long period is unreasonable. First keep your sessions short to minimize distraction’s and keep your dog’s attention. Gradually increase the training period day by day.
LIST OF OBEDIENCE COMMAND’S
WHAT ARE YOU GONNA TEACH TODAY – TRAIN A DOG TO Stay
You are going to teach your dog to Stay (The 3rd obedience command) on command following this simple strategy. Stay is also an easiest skill to teach.
How to train your dog to Stay
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TRAIN A DOG TO Stay
- A box of dog biscuits or treat – Choostix Biskies. (That your dog loves)
- Place with less distractions.
- A clicker.
- Finally, Patience.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DOG TO Stay
- Start with the ‘Sit-stay’. Ask your dog to “Sit“.
- Say “Stay” in a steady tone and put your hand in front of you with your palm facing forwards.
- Wait a few seconds, then press your clicker and give treat. Practice this several times.
- Next, ask him to go “Sit” again, then take a step back and say “Stay”.
- After about three seconds, click, step forwards and reward him. Praise him for being really clever.
- Gradually increase the length and the distance of the ‘stay’. But don’t try to do too much too soon.
- If your dog breaks the ‘stay’, don’t shout at him. Dont give him treat. Getting cross is counterproductive.
A day must have minimum of 2 sessions (up to 5 days is enough for some dogs). Repeat the training daily and you’r dog will learn to stay on command. Give him a treat when ever he obey’s your command (up to 3 or 4 months). This will make him remember the command for a long-time.
After your dog learnt to stay move on to teach you dog/puppy the next obedience training – Lay Down.