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
Dog training with an obedience instructor can vary in price
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 training.
There are 3 basic things your dog should learn through basic
dog training. These are: sit, stay, and come. The first part
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
get distracted. Tell your dog to sit repeatedly as you hold
dog treat just over their head. This way the dog has to look
and may sit on there own to reach the treat.
If not, gently push there rear down. When they sit, praise
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
keeping eye contact with the dog. If the dog gets up, tell it
"no" and start again. Remember this dog training takes a
You may need someone to sit with the dog to help reinforce the
dog to stay the first few times.
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
After your dog has stayed, tell it to "come." Have a happy
and pat your knee as you say "come." Your dog should respond
this dog training right away and you may then reward it.
Always use praise instead of punishment with dog training.
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
a website dedicated to teaching people how to train their dog
puppy in just 21 days. Visit
www.dog-owner.net/training.htm for more info.