By: Amy Howells
If you have a new dog or puppy, you may be interested in getting some
basic dog training. Dog training can be taught by an obedience
instructor, or you can do the dog training yourself.
Dog training with an obedience instructor can vary in price and it
usually takes place in a class. If you do the dog training yourself, it
is usually free and you can do it from your own home. If you do choose
to do the dog training yourself, it is best to get educated on dog
There are 3 basic things your dog should learn through basic dog
training. These are: sit, stay, and come. The first part of dog
training is to teach your dog to sit. To start this dog training, you
will first need some dog treats.
Do this dog training in a quiet environment so your dog doesn't get
distracted. Tell your dog to sit repeatedly as you hold the dog treat
just over their head. This way the dog has to look up and may sit on
there own to reach the treat.
If not, gently push there rear down. When they sit, praise them and
reward them with a treat. This kind of dog training works because the
dog constantly hears "sit" and will learn to associate the command with
sitting and receiving praise.
The next part of dog training is to teach your dog to stay. This is
often a difficult part of dog training. This kind of dog training is
also incorporated with teaching your dog the command "come." Sit your
dog in an area with no directions.
Tell your dog to stay repeatedly as you back away. Start out by keeping
eye contact with the dog. If the dog gets up, tell it "no" and start
again. Remember this dog training takes a while. You may need someone
to sit with the dog to help reinforce the dog to stay the first few
Once you have made progress with this dog training, you then start by
walking away with your back turned. Dogs will often get up to follow
you at this point. Tell your dog "no" and start the dog training again
by repeatedly telling your dog to stay as you walk away.
Once your dog has mastered this part, you can teach it to come. After
your dog has stayed, tell it to "come." Have a happy voice and pat your
knee as you say "come." Your dog should respond to this dog training
right away and you may then reward it.
Always use praise instead of punishment with dog training. Dogs respond
best to positive dog training, rather than negative. With all of this
in mind, you should be able to teach your dog the 3 basis commands.
Follow all of this advice and you should soon have a more obedient dog
that is worth everyone's praise!
About the author: Amy Howells is an expert dog trainer who runs a
website dedicated to teaching people how to train their dog or puppy in
just 21 days. Visit http://www.dog-owner.net/training.htm
for more info.