Basic Dog Training
Basic Dog Training

"How does your dog sit when you tell him to and mine doesn't?", "How can your dog heel to you like that?", "Wow! He comes when you tell him to" - Sounds familiar? If it does, you need to invest some time into a little bit of basic dog training. Starting to train your dog from a young age is crucial as the first few months of his life is when you will have the greatest influence on him; this is where he is shaped into the dog he is going to be when he is all grown up.

The most basic of dog training is to get your dog to sit and come. Teaching him those commands are essential for him to learn. These commands are used for various different reasons, if you are in competition, if your dog jumps making him sit will immediately get him off and "come" is the all important one. If you take your dog for a walk, you let him of the leash and you expect him to come back to you, not run around the park with you chasing after him shouting at him to "get here right this instance". That would be just down right embarrassing!

To teach your dog how to come requires only the most basic of techniques but a lot of repetition. The simplest way to get him to come is have a toy in one hand and a treat in the other, when you are in the house simply walk away from him, hold out the toy and excitingly call him to you, when he comes over give him a treat, always use the command for come that you are going to use in the future. Doing this several times a day is a great way to teach him, but remember to have lots of long breaks so he doesn't get bored and stop enjoying it, and don't forget the treats!

Getting him to sit could be a slight bit harder but again only requires basic dog training. When you have mastered the come command call him to you, place your hand on the end of his back and say "sit" while gently pushing down on his backside, when he sits his bottom down give him a treat and a lot of praise. If you want him to sit longer just delay giving him the treat and the praise, get him to sit but take your time bending down to him and feeding him his titbit.

Basic dog training is simple and very effective. It should also be fun for you and your dog, it doesn't have to be hours and hours each day just may be 5 minutes or so. Don't forget to reward your dog and yourself for all the "hard" work though!!

Recommended Resources
Basic Dog Training "How does your dog sit when you tell him to and mine doesn't?", "How can your dog ...
read more

Boxer Dog Training The Boxer is an amazing dog and is extremely playful, energetic and definitely a handful (in a ...
read more

Clicker Dog Training The newest dog training craze is clicker dog training. A clicker is a small rectangular plastic box ...
read more

Dog Agility Training One of my favorite activities is dog agility, it keeps you fit and makes you feel good ...
read more

Dog Behaviour Training Bad behaviour in dogs can consist of many problems. Does he bark all night long and keeps ...
read more

Dog House Training When scolding your dog for doing the toilet on the carpet remember that we were once young ...
read more

Dog Kennel Training There is great controversy about dog kennel training. Many believe that cages, kennels and crates are today's ...
read more

Dog Obedience Training Getting frustrated that your dog jumps up on people when you are visiting friends? Can't understand why ...
read more

Dog Puppy Training A new puppy in the home excites everyone especially children but make sure you got the puppy ...
read more

Dog Toilet Training Unless you have a sixth sense you can't predict when and where your dog is going to ...
read more

Dog Training Aids You may think that dog training aids are out there for you to spend money and not ...
read more

Dog Training Book Does your dog need a good seeing to? Does he act inappropriately? Those are just a couple ...
read more

Dog Training Course In agility your dog has to be trained to run courses. You can train him on obstacles ...
read more

Dog Training equipment To train your dog you need some good equipment to do it! It's easy enough to find ...
read more

Dog Training Online With just about everything available on the internet it is no surprise when you hear that dog ...
read more

Dog Training Schools Dog training schools are available virtually everywhere! For quite a large fee you can take your dog ...
read more

Dog Training Supply Dog training supplies are available in your local supermarket and pet shops. Always choose dog training supply ...
read more

Dog Training Technique When you say "sit" does your dog give you that "there's no way I'm going to do ...
read more

Dog Training Tip When it comes to dog training there are no secrets. Every dog training tip is different but ...
read more

Dog Training Video When training your dog it can be a stressful time, but if you let it, it can ...
read more

Home Dog Training There are special services available which do home dog training. For a fee you can hire someone ...
read more

Hunting Dog Training There are forms of hunting which are now illegal in the UK but some forms of hunting ...
read more

Potty Training Dog As much as we would love dogs to use potties that isn't what this article is about. ...
read more

Training an Aggressive Dog When it comes to aggressiveness in a dog this is a very serious problem. There are ...
read more

Training Older Dog They say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, are they right? They are partly ...
read more

Main Menu

website monitoring
Basic Dog Training

Boxer Dog Training

Clicker Dog Training

Dog Agility Training

Dog Behaviour Training

Dog House Training

Dog Kennel Training

Dog Obedience Training

Dog Puppy Training

Dog Toilet Training

Dog Training Aids

Dog Training Book

Dog Training Course

Dog Training equipment

Dog Training Online

Dog Training Schools

Dog Training Supply

Dog Training Technique

Dog Training Tip

Dog Training Video

Home Dog Training

Hunting Dog Training

Potty Training Dog

Training an Aggressive Dog

Training Older Dog


Disclaimer: The Publisher has strived to be as accurate and complete as possible in the creation of this website, notwithstanding the fact that he does not warrant or represent at any time that the contents within are accurate due to the rapidly changing nature of the Internet.

This site is a common sense guide to Basic Dog Training. In practical advice websites, like anything else in life, there are no guarantees of income made. Readers are cautioned to reply on their own judgment about their individual circumstances to act accordingly.

This site is not intended for use as a source of legal, business, accounting or financial advice. All readers are advised to seek services of competent professionals in legal, business, accounting, and finance field.

Any perceived slights of specific people or organizations are unintentional.

Home| Sitemap|Budget Hosting © All Rights Reserved.