1. Train your dog to respond to names
A clear, catchy, pleasant-sounding name is significant for your dog. Give your dog a name as soon as possible and call him when you want to get his attention, whether it’s praise, play, feeding, or even when he makes a mistake. He can start calling the baby dog’s name at a very young age, like banging on the food bowl at feeding time, calling the baby dog’s name to get his attention, or calling him to play with a toy. Once the baby dog remembers his name, the name will be a valuable code to get his attention!
The best age for training is 0 to 2 months
[Training goal] Getting the dog to remember its name is a helpful code to get the dog’s attention.
- 1. Start with a food or toy of a size that he cannot swallow as a lure. When you call his name, shake the interest in your hand so he can see it, and he comes naturally. This is the dog’s natural exploratory reflex. Call the dog’s name in a different tone of voice. When the dog does the right thing, call his name gently while touching or rewarding him; when he doesn’t do well, use a stricter manner; play, go out and use a different style.
- 2. A dog’s name is an effective means of attracting attention, so after the dog has identified itself, instead of constantly repeating its name, which can make the dog less sensitive to names, you should change the tone of voice to attract it. Once a style has drawn its attention, you can command it.
- 3. If you are eating food, feed it directly, touch its back fur and pat its chest. This action is mainly to make it feel that you are friendly and still playing with it and will not get out of your control; if you are holding a toy, come over and play with it with your hand. Don’t let him take it away quickly, but play with it a few times, give it to him, and let him win so he will enjoy playing with you.
- 4. Remember to call his name during eating and playing so that he gets used to hearing his name when there is a benefit so that after about a week, he can get used to coming obediently when you call him.
It was mentioned earlier that it should be called by name, not only once but many times. When luring it to come, the person should crouch down to eliminate fear. They can shake the lure with a slow hand clapping motion and give a good reward code when it can come.
Training dogs to sit and wait
Sit and wait is part of bare wait, which means that the dog’s attention is trained, and the dog knows that the dog’s owner is the boss and must support the owner’s commands. Before waiting for action training, the dog should learn some basic actions, such as sitting down. Let the dog know to stay from near to far in one step.
Optimal training age 2-5 months
Collar, leash, long leash, shrink leash, snacks.
The training goal is for the dog to learn obedience and what it means to wait.
When starting weight training, dog owners must find a quiet, distraction-free place, or the dog will be easily distracted. Once the training is stable, they can try to find some complex places to consolidate the movement to make sure the dog will follow commands in any environment. The training method is: Have the dog wear a collar, give it the code to sit, then give the dog the stop sign and tell it to wait. If it moves, it will start over. If it doesn’t proceed, it will continue to encourage it until the dog can hold it for 2 minutes.
When the dog completes the sit command, take 1 or 2 steps back and repeat step 1 to reinforce the dog’s basic movements better.
Keep the dog in place and wait while you start walking from side to side, allowing the dog’s eyes to follow your body as it moves.
While the dog is sitting in place, you can keep moving to get the dog farther and farther away from you. It doesn’t matter how far away you are from the dog; the dog will stay where it is and wait; keep talking to the dog, or make the stop gesture for it to remain.
When the dog learns to sit and down training, you might as well take the dog out in front of relatives and friends, and the dog will win applause from everyone! Of course, the learning is endless! When the dog waits in place for as long as you expect, return to the same spot to encourage him and let the dog know that the owner can leave while he waits. Don’t forget to give the dog a snack as an immediate incentive when he completes the action.
Training dogs to lie down, etc.
Lying down and waiting is considered advanced waiting. It is not difficult to ask a dog to stay, but it is not easy to ask a dog to wait and then not run around, especially when the surroundings are full of toys or people coming and going. A well-trained dog can remain motionless, look straight at its owner, and wait for the owner’s following code. Training a dog to be stable is not tricky. A dog can be coaxed into doing what is needed to teach obedience through food, play, and encouragement.
Optimal training age 2-5 months
Collars, leashes, long leashes, shrink leashes, snacks, toys
Train the dog to lie down and wait for the owner’s following command.
- 1. When the dog learns to sit and wait, you can make the training more difficult by having the dog learn to lie down and wait for your following command. This training may seem like boring homework that may bore you, but dogs that know basic movements are more willing to obey their owners’ commands, which sets the stage for future training. Training is done by guiding the dog’s legs with food and giving him a code to lie down. When the dog lies down, offer the treat as a reward!
- 2. When the dog completes the command to sit, take 1 or 2 steps back. If the dog is still lying in place, continue to have the dog lie down; if the dog intends to get up, repeat the first step.
- 3. When the dog is lying in place, you can keep moving so that the dog gets farther away from you. No matter how far away you are from the dog, the dog will lie in place and wait; keep talking to the dog, or make the stop sign and tell him to stay.
- 4. While the dog is still lying, you can move back and forth, but you still need to let the dog lie in place and wait. If the dog stands up, you need to give it a lie-down command and not let it stand up.
When the dog has waited in place for as long as you expect, return to the spot and encourage him, letting the dog know that the owner can leave, not only to sit and wait for the owner but also to lie down and wait. Don’t forget to give the dog a snack as an immediate incentive when he completes the action.
4. Training the dog to follow
Alaskan Sled Dog
Dogs rushing around when they go outside is a headache for many dog owners. So training your dog to learn to follow his feet and not rampage outside is a dog skill that many dog owners dream of. The truth is, no dog is up; there are no bad dogs, only stubborn dogs. Through training and patience, make it understand that staying obediently to the side will make the owner happy, and then give encouragement so that the dog will follow you obediently even without the leash.
Optimal training age 5-8 months
[Training equipment] P-chain, toys, snacks
[Training Objective] To get the dog to go out without rampage and follow the owner obediently.
- 1. The dog may stop because it sees another dog trying to move forward. At this point, pull the leash tight immediately.
- 2. When the dog stops, the owner stops too, calls his name to get his attention, sniffs the snack in his hand, and then starts to trek forward.
- 3. If the dog overpasses you or runs around, you must let the dog sit first. Once the dog is stable, ask the dog owner to tap the foot and let the dog follow the owner.
- 4. Try releasing the front leash for a walk together when the dog naturally walks at the owner’s feet. Remember to encourage him, pat him, and talk to him.
When dog owners walk with their dogs, they often see the dog dragging its owner along for the walk. This type of walk is wrong. If you teach your dog companionship, your dog walking time will be calm and graceful. First, consider which side you are used to having your dog walk. I suggest you let it walk on the right side because the road is on the right side, so it will be safer to walk on the right side. Of course, if the place where you walk your dog is safer, you can choose the side you are used to. Put on a P-chain before you take your dog out and prepare some toys or snacks that your dog likes. If the dog tries to lunge forward again, repeat steps 2-4. In any case, as soon as the dog leaves the side of the foot, pull the P-chain tight.
5. Crate training for dogs
The biggest key is not to make the dog afraid of the crate, so when the owner starts crate training the dog, make the dog feel like the box is a haven to protect him and give him safety, not an area to punish him, and then let the dog slowly get used to the crate training.
Optimal training age 5-8 months
Dog crates, toys, snacks
[Training goal] To get the dog used to the crate and not feel repulsed by it.
- 1. When crate training, never use a strong and forceful method to pull the dog into the crate, or the dog will refuse to go in the box even more. Crate training at the dog’s mealtime is the most effective method.
- 2. The dog owner can put the dog’s favorite snack or toy in the crate to entice the dog into the box or carry it into the box to make it safer and enjoy going into the trunk and not force the dog into the container.
- 3. Let the dog wait in front of the crate for a while so that the dog feels the anticipation of entering the box. p
- 4. Do not close the crate door at the beginning of the training, and close it after the dog gets used to the crate.
- 5. When the dog enters the crate, the dog owner should not forget to comfort and encourage the dog to be more willing to join the container submissively. After crate training, the dog will get used to staying in the box even when it is in the box.
Cover the cage with cloth around the cell to make the cell feel dark and secure. A transport crate is the best choice for crate training. At first, do not close the container so that the dog does not resent the box and thinks it is a place to punish him. Morning and evening feedings are done in the box, using food to entice the dog into the crate, not forcing it to go in and making it want to go in. When the dog is eating, quietly close the cage, and open the cell immediately after eating. When the owner is at home, you can often use snacks to guide the dog into the cage; you can give two snacks; teach the dog out of the cell can, provide a snack, and repeat in and out. The dog has the concept of quantity and will soon learn that there are two snacks in the cage and one in the cage. It is best to enter the cage. Once the dog is used to going in and out of the cell, the cage door can be closed. At this point, the owner must move around the crate to let the dog know that the owner is nearby. To ease the dog’s uneasiness in the box.