The Command Decision Of Dog Training

Written By: Jim russell - Apr• 06•14

Dog training has a few basic rules that must be put into effect for any DOG TRAINING SYSTEM to work. You must be able to communicate with your dog in some way in order for the dog to perform the action you want it to do. This simple rule is the foundation of every dog training system on earth.

In creating my system i dissected all the other dog training systems available and developed the formula that became the TACTICAL DOG TRAINING SYSTEM.

Training your dog to respond to specific commands is paramount to your comfortable living with your dog and for the lifelong safety of the animal. Using the tactical approach can be fun and positive for both of you.

When you start your dog training, you must decide on a set order of commands you want your dog to know. The commands need to be short and one or two words in length. Many people use commands that are too long and confusing to the dog. Short commands are so much easier for the dog to learn and quicker for you to state in a situation where speed of response is essential, like when your being attacked by an intruder or the dog is about to run into traffic and you need him to stop and return to you immediately.

You must always be consistent. Always use the same word for the behavior you wish your dog to perform. The dog learns through repetition, so repeating the same command word and not changing it is how the dog learns quickly.

The following voice commands are the basic list i expect all my dog teams to start with.  Once your proficient in these, you can get fancy and add any new commands you wish your dog to know.

SIT- This command is given in a loud firm tone. It is the first behavior most people training their dog choose to learn.

DOWN- In the beginning of training this command is given in a slow drawn out tone. As training progresses the command will be given in a hard tone to obtain instant action.

HEEL- This command will be used frequently in the early stages of dog training, eventually you will only use it occasionally when you want the dog at your side.

STAY- Used to reinforce stationary positions and a valuable command to have.

COME- Used to recall the dog to the handler. Given in a friendly, happy tone. Coming to you when called should always be a good experience for the dog. We never call the dog to punishment, you go to him in that case. This simple rule makes the dog want to come running to you when you call him.

HUP- Used to get the dog to jump over or onto an object. This command is given in a sharp, quick tone.

LEAVE IT- Used to get the dog to leave an item that has its interest alone.

SPEAK- Used to get the dog to bark on command. Your first line of defense in home protection training.

QUIET- Stops the dog from barking.

SEEK- Used in training a dog to track or search a building.

The above commands are the perfect starting point if you plan to train your dog on your own. If you stay with me here at TACTICAL DOG TRAINING i will give you all these and more. Let’s start building your dog training foundation together.

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