Whether you are buying a fresh puppy or an untrained rescue dog, you want to teach your puppy the fundamental dog obedience training commands he needs to go through life as a good canine citizen.
Teaching your good puppy manners and how to behave in public is not merely more relaxing for you and your puppy but additionally prevents possibly dangerous situations from happening.
What are the five basic dog commands? The basic dog commands are the following:
Sit is one of the most basic commands your dog can learn and is naturally a very intuitive movement for them.
Oahu is the first command that concerns your dog owner’s mind when thinking about basic obedience training.
How to train: Take a natural and delicious treat and lure your dog’s nose back until his head tilts and he eventually sits.
Repeat it several times and add the vocal cue “sit” when he sits and reward him every time.
The down position is a fundamental command for several other tricks. It can be great to be in your puppy and ensure he stays in a lie-down position in your home or public.
Having your puppy in a relaxed position gives you more control over the situation. The main command from this could be the following “stay” command.
How to train: Start with your dog in a “sit” position and lower his nose down seriously to the floor with a treat. His paws will move ahead, and he could eventually lie down.
Reward and repeat and add “lie down” as the verbal command.
As soon as your dog has mastered the lie-down command, you can proceed and train a “stay” with him.
Stay is among the more difficult dog commands and contains three components: distance, duration, and distraction.
If one of these is increased, the harder it is going to be for the dog.
Stay is essential, and every dog should know this command since it will save you from many bad situations.
How to train: I wrote a complete article on how to teach your puppy to stay, so check it out, and then you can continue reading.
The release command is one of the most underrated and overlooked basic obedience commands out there.
It’s so important for your puppy to understand when he’s in command and when not. All commands can make the most of the release command like leave it, heel, or sit.
For instance, when I let my dog off-leash on a subject, I can get her into a seat, eliminate the leash, and she will not go anywhere until I say “ok go” as a discharge command.
You can choose any term, and some people use “free” or “go”.
How to train: Get your puppy into a sit and say your release command while motioning with a treat in your hand so the canine can get up.
The “come” command is vital and saves your puppy from dangerous situations.
Particularly if you let your puppy off-leash, his recall needs to be perfect, and he needs to come when called immediately.
How to train: To show the come command, you must be very engaging. Be interesting and grab a model to wiggle it on the floor and get your dog’s attention.
When he walks towards you, say “come” and reward him with an instant play. This also works with treats. Slowly increase the exact distance and always reward.