The video on next page has already over 1.515.243 views!! Every well-mannered dog should know at least five basic but important dog obedience commands which are:
Down, sit, come, heel, and stay. You need to teach your dog these commands 3 to 5 sessions a day with each session lasting 10 to 15 minutes. Short but frequent sessions are preferable to long and tedious ones if you want to maintain your dog’s interest.
The following is a brief outline of the basic dog training commands. You may opt for verbal praise or use treats once the dog has performed the desired behavior.
The Sit Command
The sit command is a stationary position whereby the dog has all its four paws on the ground. To train the sit command, hold a bite-sized dog treat and then move it from your dog’s nose in the direction of its head.
Praise the dog or click if you are using the clicker once the rear of your dog touches the ground and immediately give the treat.
The Down Command
The down command is yet another stationary position whereby the dog is lying down on the ground. To train the down command, ask your dog to sit and then taking a treat close to your dog’s nose.
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Just like drawing an imaginary letter “L”, move downward the treat from the nose to between your dog’s front paws. Draw the treat outwards then click or praise as soon as the dog’s elbows touch the ground and the dog is lying down. Once the dog is down, deliver the treat immediately.