If you are a dog owner, you know that dog training is crucial for a harmonious and happy coexistence with your pet. Basic exercises are essential for your dog to learn to behave appropriately and respectfully at home, on the street and anywhere else Houston dog training.
Below, we present five basic dog training exercises: sitting, lying down, walking together, still and responding to the call.
In the CDMX dog training courses that we teach at Canine Intelligence, we teach these commands to dogs from the basic level. Here we give you some tips so you can start doing it at home.
Sitting or sitting
The sitting exercise is one of the first exercises you should teach your dog. This exercise is essential because it can help prevent behavioral problems, such as jumping on people.
To teach this exercise, hold a tasty treat over your pet’s head. As she lifts her head to reach the treat, his butt sinks into the ground. At that point, say “sit” and give him the treat.
Cast or down
The lying exercise is another basic skill that your dog must learn. To teach this exercise, have your dog sit, then place a treat on the floor in front of him.
As your dog leans over to reach the treat, move your hand forward and down until your dog is completely lying down. At that moment say “down” or “down” and give him the treat.
The walking exercise is essential for your dog to learn to walk without pulling on the leash .
To teach this exercise, start by having your dog sit next to you. Next, start walking, say “together” and have your dog follow you.
If your dog starts pulling on the leash, stop immediately and wait for him to calm down before starting again. Reward your dog with treats when he walks next to you without pulling on the leash.
The stay exercise is essential to teach your dog to stay still in a certain place. To teach this exercise, have your dog sit, then say “stay” while placing your hand flat in front of his face. If your dog tries to get up, he gently places your hand on his back to keep him in place. Reward your dog with dog treats when he sits still.
Answer the call
The exercise of responding to the call is important to teach your dog to return to you when you call him.
To teach this exercise, start by calling your dog by name and when he comes, give him a treat. Repeat this exercise several times a day and in different places so that your dog learns to respond to your call in any situation.