Commands Every Dog Should Know

There are certain commands that every dog should know.  Not only for their own good, but to have a better behaved and well rounded, happy dog, these commands will come in handy.

Probably the first and most important one to know is “NO”.  If your dog is doing something they shouldn’t do, whether it’s something like begging, or something serious like trying to run across a busy street, knowing the command “NO” will be helpful.  The one thing to note is that you must be consistent in using it.  For example, if your dog begs for food at the dinner table at night and you say “NO”, and then not tell them no the next night they do it, the command is null and void.  It must be enforced every single time they do the unwanted behavior.

The next command that is essential is “Sit”.  This will be like the building block for your dog in being able to teach them more complex tricks and will teach them manners.  It will be helpful when you are walking, when you have visitors or even when you have other dogs around.  It is a vital part of the learning process.

Another important command is “Off”.  This will be very important when you have visitors and if your dog is a jumper, being able to tell them “off” and having them listen will not only help your dog, but it will also make your visitors feel more at ease around your dog.

There are  more commands that every dog parent should know, are there more that were not included in that article that are especially important to know?


About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in Tips, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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