Basic Commands For Dog Obedience

Basic Dog Commands For Obedience

Are you bored with your dog who knows only 3 commands?

Do not fret, yet my friend!

You could probably use a little jazz.

Specific command words are not that difficult and important.

The thing here should be the consistency of its usage.

My friend, Wiki, here can give you a bit of a blast.

Some of these certain commands are accepted as standard, while others are commonly used.

Here is a list of basic commands you may find quite interesting:

1. Sit

A monosyllabic word requiring some authentic tone for your dog to be in a sitting position.

2. Down

Just like Sit, this also requires abrupt tone for the dog to be typically down when its elbows (front feet) and hocks (rear legs) are touching the ground or floor.

3. Heel

The dog’s head or shoulder is parallel to the handler’s leg on the left side of the handler.

4. Come Or Here

Referred to as the recall, you just call your dog which equates the whole command.

5. Stay

Another command that requires another snap for the dog to remain in sitting or standing position.

Those are just some of the basic ones.

Below are advanced commands which may need more patience and dedication.

6. Stop

Wiki says that the dog commanded will simply stop whatever it is doing and lie down on command no matter how far it is from its keeper.

This is a dog that can be taken anywhere.

Some handlers use the German word PLATZ related to place like stay in position for this action.

Though demanding, it may be when your dog needs it.

7. Back Up

Keepers of large dogs or dogs with reputation for aggressiveness can make strangers more comfortable by teaching the dog to back up on command.

This command might probably be useful for police dogs.

8. Growl

Now this is what you guys should be talking about.

In case you are bullied, this is the inverse of backing up.

Some owners teach non-aggressive dogs to growl on a subtle command.

Not the word growl but just usually a small hand gesture –

As a way of letting strangers know that you and your dog value being left alone.

9. Steady

To keep nearby command.

The dog can walk free, but not dash off.

This can be invaluable to sport dogs during competitions.

10. Stand

Upon this command, the dog stands still.

Many dogs are groomed frequently, that they need to stand quietly during the process.

You can also use this when you want your dog to wait for you at the park, while lining up for an espresso at Starbucks at 7am in the morning.

11. Go To Bed, Kennel Or Get In

This command directs the dog to go to its bed and remain there unreleased.

This is somehow useful to keep a dog out from underfoot, and safe in a busy or complicated situation.

12. Drop Or Drop It

To release what they just picked up.

Useful when they are about to chew your sandals off.

13. Leave It

An adjunction to drop, directing the dog not to touch an item.

14. Take It

The dog leaves a desired object untouched until given this command.

15. Give

A command teaching the dog to be generous or releasing something your pet has placed in his mouth on your hand.

16. Speak

Another way of saying to bark only when I say so.

17. Roll Over

Can be one of the basic commands; this is when the dog lies down, roll over, and stand back up.

Quite a bit of an exercise.

18. Attack

If partnered with the command Growl, you as owner will be the king of your neighborhood.

Though mostly used only on police dogs.

Common commands are either Attack or Sick Them.

19. Fetch

Can also be one of the basic commands where the dog retrieves a thrown object.

Before returning it to the one who threw it.

A brilliant strategy for luring guard dogs especially when they are obsessed with balls.

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