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Basic Training Guidelines

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  • Rewards are given for everything “good or right” that your dog does. Even if your dog makes an effort in the correct direction, reward him.
  • Get your dog’s attention. Call his or her name prior to giving any training command.
  • When giving commands correctly, you should be clear and use a short command once.
  • Releasing your dog from a command is just as important as giving the command. An example might be to say “OK”.
  • When training your dog, initially use hallways, doorways and quiet rooms with minimal distractions.
  • Always hold your leash with both hands during training, dog on your left. Do not wrap your leash around your hand or wrist.
  • Any training exercise should be initially established by an adult to reduce confusion on the dog’s part, and then have your children try.
  • Dogs, like any other animal, can be trained in any language. While you are in the United States start with English, just in case your dog runs away, you have a dog sitter, or you might have to give him away. This will make your dog more universally trained. Dogs can be bi-lingual. If you want to use another language, use it for special commands, not routine commands.
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Author: Big Sky Dog Training

Professional Reward Based Dog Trainer for over 20 years. Teaching obedience and foundation dog training utilizing leadership skills with an understanding of animal behavior puppy development stages and genetics.

One thought on “Basic Training Guidelines

  1. It’s very good to see this useful post on dog training.

    I have a question though. How do you work with a younger dog?

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