Articles in the category ‘Obedience training’

An obedience school for dogs will train your dog how to be obedient & follow your commands. You can either subscribe for an online training program such as Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer video program, or visit a local training school. Doggy Dan, The Online Dog Trainer Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer video program is... read on

Sit is both an important and helpful command because the simple action of sitting helps your dog to calm down. The sit command is used in different ways in order to teach your dog how to behave well. Some dog owners ask their dog to sit before receiving their meal. Others make their dog sit... read on

Obedience training teaches your dog basic commands (such as “Sit!” and “Come!”), correct dog behavior, and socialization skills which will help your dog interact well with dogs and people. While dogs of any age can participate in obedience training courses, experts recommend starting when the dog is still a puppy, so that the development of... read on

Woman teaching a dog to heel

Now it’s time to find out if your dog has truly learned how to heel and execute an automatic sit. Give him the command “Heel” and make any necessary corrections for poor heeling or lack of attentiveness to bring him up to the proper mental level of awareness. Come to a stop and command “Sit”.... read on

Teach puppy to heel

When you feel that you have sufficient control of your dog while walking, usually within four days of his initial orientation to the leash, you are now ready to go to a higher level of control. Give your dog the command to heel and begin walking, remembering to start out on your left foot, in... read on

Puppy heel training

When it comes to obedience training, there should be no “half-way action” accepted. In other words, it’s all or nothing from your dog. And a crooked sit must be considered as something less than your dog giving  his full potential. Not only does it look shabby, but it also prevents the dog from accomplishing his... read on

Man training dog to heel

There are two extremes of personalities in dogs – the introvert and the extrovert. However, there are many degrees in between those two extremes as there are dogs in this planet. Regardless of where your dog’s personality lies on that scale, once you have given the command to heel you must start walking and continue... read on

Heel training

As you begin, position your dog at your left side while keeping the leash short. Leave a belly of reserved slack, with your right hand, look at your dog, say his name, then command “Heel”! Begin walking, starting with your left foot. Walk briskly in a straight line, with confidence in your movement. Your dog... read on

Man teaching dog to heel

Once you have reached the level in training your dog where he is not fooled by distractions or temptation, you are then ready to proceed to the next level of training – how to heel correctly. If your dog cannot walk comfortably at your side, there is no way you’re going to teach him anything... read on