Every new dog owner is always excited to teach their furry buddies new tricks as soon as possible. To our new dear pet owners, while it is possible that your dog will know and master so many tricks, it’s better not to forget the first basic commands that you should teach firstly. Make sure you have doggy treats with you as lures.
Have your dog focus on you for a certain duration, hold his gaze, or have him listen to you by doing eye contact while you are moving a bit away from him. Next, teach your dog to look at you even if there is a distraction near your furry friend. Zak George refers to these techniques as 3ds or duration, distance, and distraction.
Let your dog be in a standing position and wave some treats above his nose. Take your hand with the treat away until he follows then stop it mid-air and lift it just above his head. Most of the time, dogs will lift their head and follow the treat by their gaze. When he sits on the ground, give him the treat. Do this a lot of times while saying the word “Sit.”
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Ready a treat on your hand. While your dog is on leash, have his attention be on another thing, then go behind him about two or three steps away. The next step is to call him by his name and say “come” while waving a treat. Let him have this reward when he comes running to you.
Prepare two treats on both your hand – one is a very low-value treat and the other is a high-value or special treat. Hold the low value at your dog’s nose level and close your hand immediately when your furry buddy tries to get it. When he ignores it then, give her a high-value treat as a reward. Next is to hold the low-value in an open hand and say “leave it”. Reward him again with his favorite treat when he ignores it.
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If you are going to check our trick tutorials, these basic commands will come in handy. The above commands are the tricks that comprise basic obedience training. Once your dog learns these, then rest assured that you can trust your dog even if he is not on a leash. Can you imagine how easy it is now when he finally starts agility training and socializing with other dogs and people in the park?