Basic Commands That Every Dog Should Know
When training your dog, it should always include teaching the Basic Commands that Every Dog Should Know. Without these skills your dog will not be able to function in a household or live a long, happy life with humans. This training is the cornerstone to having a well liked, trusted and faithful companion. There are many things you can teach your dog. Most of these commands fall into two categories. They are referred to as trained behaviors or tricks. These are considered to be part of basic dog obedience training.
The basic dog obedience training commands are: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel and No.
All of the other basic training commands revolve around the “sit” and “stay” commands. If your dog doesn’t “sit” and “stay” on command, by all means, take as much time as you need and practice it!
Your dog needs to Sit and Stay without becoming distracted. If your dog can not “stay” on command, it can wander off. That could have horrific results. It might actually be injured or even killed, especially if you live on a busy street.
If you do not know how to teach the “sit” and “stay” commands to your dog, we suggest that you contact us and ask for help teaching Basic Dog Obedience Training.
The “Down” Command (Learn)
The “down” or “lay down” command is a great command for your dog to know. With some dogs it actually works better with the “stay” command. The “down” command puts your dog into a more relaxed state of mind. It makes your dog more willing to hold the stay command for a longer period of time too.
If you do not know how to teach a “down” command to your dog, we suggest that you contact us for help learning the basics of Dog Obedience Training.
The “Come” Command (Learn)
The “come” command is a crucial command that your dog must know. It also may actually save it’s life some day.
Second only to the “sit” command, the “come” command is probably the easiest one to teach. But if you do not know how to teach a “come” command to your dog, we suggest that you contact us. We will be glad to help you learn the basics of Dog Obedience Training.
“The Heel” command, (aka Loose Leash walking), is of profound importance. A big yard or a playmate for the dog does not take the place of taking regular walks with your dog. Taking your dog for a walk serves several important purposes.
To begin with, taking a walk serves to stimulate your dog’s mind and the senses. Your dog needs to receive this mental stimulation. Your dog picks up a lot of information about the area, other dogs, and the people that travel in the area. It has been compared to humans reading the paper or watching the news.
Like you, your dog becomes familiar with it’s environment during a walk. This may come in handy if it ever gets loose and runs away someday.
Secondly, walking exercises your dog’s body. While playing with other dogs on a regular basis is an important way for your dog to build it’s social skills, your dog still needs to go out on structured walks.
Walking is also vital in providing an opportunity to establish and enforce the bond you share with each other. Walking builds the dog’s trust and respect in you. Without this primal bond, it is almost impossible to control and/or train your dog to do anything.
The “No” Command (Learn)
The “No” command is by far the most essential command. It is used to let your dog know that what he just did is not acceptable. It is also a way for you to control your dogs natural impulses. When used in a firm tone, a simple “NO” will send your dog the message quickly.