Communication with a dog is different from communicating with another species. This article will teach you to make some basic commands. The first step is to understand that commands don’t necessarily need to be complex, and that even the simplest command can have huge impacts on the dog’s behavior and the human-dog relationship.
The human takes the lead in these commands because the dog knows what is expected of it. However, the dog may need the assistance of humans to understand and carry out the instructions it has learned.
Your dog is the ultimate lifelong learner. You can teach them a variety of things from basic obedience commands to advanced tricks. Start with these four basic commands to start building your dog’s command vocabulary.
4 Basic Commands In Crate Training
It might seem odd to go over crate training in a dog training blog, but these words will become important to your dog and you if you are successful in training them. The four most important words to teach a dog are inside, outside, stay, and come.
Inside means that the dog is physically inside the crate. It is okay if you show this word as a command, like “Inside!” or “In!” If you don’t use this word, your dog will start to whine, scratch, and cry.
Outside means the dog is outside the crate where the crate is, but away from the crate door. It is okay to show the word, like “Outside!” or “Out!” If you don’t use this word, your dog will push the crate door open.
Stay means the dog is physically still and not moving around or whining while the door is open. It is okay to show the word, like “Stay!” or “Stay, stay, stay!” If you don’t use this word, your dog will tug at the crate door, or try to climb into your lap when the door is open.
Come means the dog is physically in the crate and the door is open. It is okay to show the word, like “Come!” or “Come on!” If you don’t use this word, your dog will bark or whine at the door.