5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

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5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

Having a trained dog is obviously a plus point you should always cherish, your everyday pooch is cute and adorable enough to help you pass the day but this experience goes to a whole new level when you have a dog that is well trained and tailored to encounter any specific situation. I know it is quite hard for all the folks to train their dog about the every aspect of the doghood but there are some necessary and essential commands you can teach your dog. You may be wondering why your dog should learn essential commands? Why are they so important for your dog? Well continue below for all the answers. I wouldn’t take more time and jump towards the 5 essential commands you can teach your dog.

I hope all of you would truly know the difference of a trained professional and normal person, same is the case with dogs. Dogs are very good at finding certain clues and this is where You and I can advantage of this God Gifted strength and make good use of it. Dogs are very good at tackling the problems and in some case they can become your shield. A well trained dog can even save your life, yes your life. No one can deny the loyality of dogs towards it’s master/owner. These are some of the generic advantages of training your dog.

1. Sitting

The most easy and essential command for your dog to learn is how to sit upon the command. Follow the steps mentioned next to teach your dog to sit when you ask him.5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

  1. Present your dog with a treat, make sure you hold the treat close to the nose of dog.
  2. In second step, you have to move your hand slightly up(while holding the treat).
  3. By holding treat and moving your hand, allow your dog to move his head and follow the treat.
  4. Once when you feel he is in the position of sitting, say “sit” or any other cue word you want ot teach him.
  5. Repeat this step daily for few times and then ask for sit before he is going to meal.

2 Come

This command will surely help you take control of your dog if it escapes the tight grip of leash. You can easily call him back when you say “come”.

First step is to get the leash or collar and put him on your dog’s neck.5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

  1. By pulling leash or collar, say “come” gently and pull him slightly.
  2. When he comes closer to you, give him a reward.
  3. If you think that he has learnt this command then put the collar off and practice these steps, but make sure you do it in a safe area.

3. Get Down

One of the challenging commands in the list is to teach your pooch to get down as you say “Down”. The following steps will lead to teach your dog how to get down on your command.5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

  1. First step is to find a good treat that smells good for your dog.
  2. Hold the treat in your fist and hold it up on your dog’s snout.
  3. When you feel that he is done with sniffing it, go down to the floor and allow him to follow.
  4. After all when he is down then say “Down” slightly.
  5. Repeat this step but remain patient because this might a little more time than the ones mentioned before.

4. Stay

This command is totally dependent on the very first step of “sit” command. Follow these steps to teach your dog this command. (Do not try this command unless your dog has learnt 5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dogto master the Sit Command)

  1. Open your palm in front of him and say “Stay”.
  2. Then after saying this, take some steps back.
  3. If your dog is staying on his step and doesn’t moves then reward him with treat.
  4. Repeat this routine until you are satisfied.

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5. Leave It

The very last command of this blog post is very essential for your dog to learn. This command comes in very handy, usually dogs are curious in nature and like to explore things, this command will certainly help you avoid possible health hazards. Follow the steps below to teach your dog how to Leave an object or thing upon your command.5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

  1. Hold a treat that smells good to your dog in your both hands.
  2. Show him your both hands and say “leave it”.
  3. After you have commanded your pooch, will will notice that he would start licking, sniffing, pawing and barking. Let him do this.
  4. Once he stopped all these give him a good treat.
  5. Repeat these steps until you are satisfied.

Once your dog has learnt these basic commands, it would be wise to move towards some less generic and more specific dog training commands. I would really appreciate if you would add your experience down below in the comments section. I hope you would have benefited from 5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog. Happy Training!



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