A dog is a very loyal animal. They are adorable animals and bring lots of joy to humans. However, training dogs requires a lot of effort and perseverance from you. So how to with 10 minutes a day you can turn a stubborn dog into a docile dog, obedient?
And congratulations to readers of dog owners, especially puppies, who have access to this article by PetHealth. This is the 2nd article in our dog training series. The article will help you learn how to train 4 basic commands at home in the shortest time every day.
Before training Dogs need to give their names
We, humans, need names to distinguish one person from another. So do your dogs, they have names to know who they are. When they remember their names, you will be easier to train. A dog will focus more when the owner calls his name.
So how do you make your dog remember his name?
First, choose a nice and interesting name for them. But should be short and easy to remember 1 bit!
Then read the dog’s name aloud and clearly at the same time looking directly at the dog. When they look back at you, don’t forget to reward them
Keep doing this until you just name them and look at you
Train the Dogs to run until the owner calls
After your dog has memorized his name, you can start training him. And this is a very basic command that many people apply and succeed at home.
First, you stand about 5m away from them. If your dog follows you and won’t sit still, you should ask someone else to help you keep it there. Then you call them aloud with a command. The command may be “come here”, “run here” … with a wave, clap. If they come, reward and give them a compliment. Repeating this command every day.
Once your dog is accustomed to a distance of 5m, continue with a further distance of 10m. Keep doing the same gestures and commands until your dog gets used to it. Do not forget to reward and caress praise them!
Note when training dogs:
When training anything, you need consistent statements. Do not use many commands during a dog training routine.
Absolutely do not beat and scold if they do not listen to you. Be calm and patient
Apply commands wherever possible. For example, when walking with them, you can name and order your dog to come to you.
Train the dogs to sit down
This is an easy command. The puppies will most likely do this. This command is great for training the dog later because when they sit still, the lessons will become softer instead of running or jumping inattention. To do it, follow these 3 stages:
Use bait in this phase. Remember to choose the dish that your dog loves the most. Stand in front of the dog and place the bait right in front of their nose and begin executing the sitting command
Usually the dog will jump to grab the food. But instruct dogs not to do so, but to sit down by raising the bait towards the top of the head, lure higher than their nose. So the dog will stick its nose in the bait, the hind legs will lower and sit down. When you see them sit down, immediately reward and praise them. Repeatedly accompanied by a sitting command every day
In this stage you use your hand instead of using the bait as before. Put your hand in front of the dog, move your hand exactly as you did in stage 1 and order sitting. If the dog will sit down, reward and continue praising them. If they won’t sit, repeat stage 1
Once your dog is accustomed to the manual sitting command, move on to this stage by using the sitting command.
Say a sitting command and lift your hand a little away from the dog’s face. If the dog sits, reward and praise them
If the dog refuses to sit, move your hand a little closer to their head. If the dog continues to refuse to sit, repeat stage 2. Patient try again and again until they understand your sitting command
Note when training dogs to sit:
This is an easy command to learn for puppies, but it takes time and patience. If you force them to study for extended periods of the day, they will distract them. Instead, keep applying this command to every situation. For example, when feeding them, make them sit before they can eat them.
After the puppies have learned to sit down, you can train them to lie like this:
Make an order to sit with the dog. When the dog is seated, you begin to lie down by shouting “down” or “lying down” and gently press down on the dog’s shoulders, pulling their front paws as if submitting to the owner.
Please execute this command repeatedly.
Once your dog is accustomed to and has a command to lie down, get away from them.