Wednesday, 15 August 2018

5 Essential Commands You Need to Train Your Dog

1.  Sit

Teaching your dog to sit is a very basic but great trick to train.  You can use it in social situations, in the car of events like picnics.  It is also good for the vets and also just at home.

2.  Stay

Stay is a really important trick for safety and politeness.  I use the stay command all the time in social situations and at times when he is in a situation that is dangerous for him like crossing the road or when we come across an aggressive dog.

3.  Lie Down

I am so glad I taught Hugo to lie down!  I use it all the time at home if I need to put cream on his stomach but it has also been great at the vets and physiotherapy.

4.  Leave it

Leave it is a command I use at home.  It could be when Hugo finds something he shouldn't have, other dogs are eating and toys when we are playing fetch.  I would really recommend teaching your dog this if he is food aggressive.

5.  Recall

Probably the most important command.  This should be practised to perfection in case your dog gets loose or is in danger.  Of course, it is also good for in your garden or at the dog park.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


No comments:

Post a Comment


Follow Me