How To Teach Basic Obedience Commands To Your Dog

Are you a proud dog owner looking to establish a strong foundation of obedience with your furry friend? At Comal Dog Training, we understand that teaching basic obedience commands is an essential part of raising a well-behaved and happy dog. In this blog post, we will share effective techniques to help you teach your dog three fundamental obedience commands: sit, stay, and come. By following these steps, you can establish clear communication with your canine companion and enjoy a harmonious relationship. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re looking for professional dog training services, contact us!

dog sit command

Sit Command

The sit command is one of the easiest and most important commands to teach your dog. Start by holding a treat close to their nose, then gradually move it upwards. As their head lifts up, their bottom naturally lowers into a sitting position. Once they are in a sitting position, say the word "sit" and reward them with the treat. Practice this command regularly, gradually phasing out the treat and reinforcing it with verbal praise and physical affection.

dog stay command

Stay Command

The stay command helps ensure your dog's safety in various situations. Begin by asking your dog to sit. Once they are seated, extend your hand out in front of them, palm facing towards them, while saying "stay" with a firm but calm tone. Take a step back and reward them with a treat and verbal praise if they remain in the sitting position. Gradually increase the duration and distance before rewarding them. Remember to practice this command in different environments to reinforce their understanding.

dog come command

Come Command

Having your dog come to you when called is crucial for their safety and well-being. Begin by attaching a leash and starting with short distances. Squat down, open your arms, and use an enthusiastic tone to say "come." Gently tug on the leash if needed to encourage them to approach you. Once they reach you, reward them with a treat and plenty of praise. Gradually increase the distance and practice in various environments, eventually transitioning to off-leash recalls.

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