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We all love teaching our little fur babies. And whether it’s teaching them to close doors, speak on command, or solve basic algebra, they love it too!
Well maybe not the math part, but to obehonest n one likes math.
Maybe you haven’t gotten around to teaching your dog the basic tricks yet. We all have different expectations and different relationships with our four legged friends, so that’s fine.
Or maybe your dog can outperform some children in talent shows, that’s fine too!
Whatever your dog’s level of training, there should be at least three commands your pupper knows by heart. These commands are simple to learn and easier for you teach them. What’s more, they are necessary for keeping your dog safe and you in control in any situation.
So let’s jump right into it and learn the ways you can teach your dog these essential commands!
You can call this one the look command, the watch me command, or even the eyes here command. Whatever you want to call it is up to you. What’s important is that this command teaches your little pup to look at you and not be distracted by anything in the environment.
This is an essential command that will make it easier to teach your pup further down the line.
So how do you get your dog’s attention no matter what is happening?
If your pup doesn’t get the hang of it at first, avoid pushing their rear downward while issuing the command as it really isn’t the best way for them to learn the command. Instead take a break and then return back to process again, repeating this until they start to sit on their own.
If your pup moves or gets up before you issue the stay command, simply start all over again until they reliably sit and stay focused on your commands.
If your pup is having problems paying attention or learning the commands, don’t get frustrated. Instead take a break, play with them a little, and then start the teaching process over again.
Remember even with breaks, your dog has a limit to amount of focus they can give in one sitting, so take it slow and steady. With enough consistent practice, your pup will get the hang of listening for your commands, opening the door for you to teach them other commands.
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