Are you in need of investing some time in basic dog and puppy training? You have the most influence on your puppy during his initial months of age. This is when you need to begin training your dog. Beginning the process while he is young will help mold him into the great companion you want him to be when he grows up.
Basic dog and puppy training is usually the simple commands of come and sit. You will find many situations where knowing these commands are handy. During competitions, if your dog is a jumper. Having him know to “sit” will calm him and fix any jumping. Knowing the command “come” is probably one you will rely on the most. You could just picture the scene if your dog doesn’t listen to “come”. You would end up being one of those humiliated owners running behind their dogs practically begging them to return to you.
The technique used to get your dog to come can be basic but you need to be consistent and repetitive. One tried and true way to go about this is to have a toy in hand and keep a treat inside your other hand. In full view of the dog walk away from your dog and then hold the toy calling to him with excitement. Give the treat to the dog once he comes over to you. Make sure you keep using the same exact vocal command each time. If you stick to this routine a couple of times a day, he will catch on. It is smart to give him a few breaks from the training. This is so he doesn’t find it boring and doesn’t like it anymore. Always, remember the treats!
Basic dog and puppy training to have your dog sit, might be a little more difficult, but it too can be done. After mastering the “come” command, have him respond and come over to you. Put your hand on his back, towards the end. While saying “sit” push down easily on his backend. When he naturally takes a sitting position, give him the treat and loads of exciting praise to reinforce his accomplishment. To get him to hold the sitting position for a longer period of time, just increase the time in between sitting and giving him the treat. Giving it to him slower, the dog should continue to sit.
Basic dog training is not difficult and can be done by anyone. You have to keep it fun for the both of you. It doesn’t have to involve hours of your time, just a few moments. You can also watch dog and puppy training online programs and techniques presented by expert dog trainers. There are easy ways to learn some basic dog training tips.