During the training process, there are many commands to teach a dog. I will reiterate
from my previous blogging, that consistency is key. I do not care if we use the word “applesauce”
for the sit command, as long as it is ALWAYS “applesauce”. Of course, I use the term sit, I am just making and example.
With that out of the way, lets go over my top ten commands; TEN COMMANDMENTS
1. Look-to may eye contact with the handler, the “name game” is a great game to play with your dog for this one
2. Sit-to properly sit on command
3. Down-to properly down on command
4, Wait-to wait such as at the doorway, not a permanent command, “I will be releasing you shortly”
5. Place-a comfortable place inside the home, to use instead of the crate, perhaps when guests are over or someone knocks on the door.
6. Leave it-to leave it alone, do not put it in your mouth
7. Take it-to take it, put it in your mouth
8. Drop it-to drop it out of your mouth
9. Recall-to come to me when called
10. Stay-stay means stay until you are released
These commands are the first commands I start all my clients and my own dogs on. Some trainers may flip flop some commands, but for the most part, these are pretty general. I also think that every trainer will agree with me that consistency is key when teaching commands. Until next blog, love your dog!