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How To Do Dog Obedience Training: 8 Basic Command You Must Know

Dogs became the oldest companion of the human being from the ancient civilization. The man has exploited the exceptional power of smell, hearing, sniffing and friendly attitude of dog and started effectively both for companion purpose and in assistance. The basic of all purposes dog needs the basic Dog Obedience Training before go for a special purpose.

The Dog Obedience Training is done to inculcate desired behavior and discipline in your dogs. The result of obedience training will determine the purpose of uses of your pups, and you will select for the specific purpose.

Command of Obedience Training of Dog


The basic Dog Obedience Training will start at the age of 20 to 26 weeks of age of your pups. Before that, at the age of 12 weeks onwards, you can start the some playing and games with your puppy. These will orient you with your puppy. The obedience training consists of 7 basic commands that are a heel, sit, down, come, move out, leave it and stand.

1. Heel


The first Dog Obedience Training is “Heel.” This is the job that teaches your dog to walk with you at any stage of training. If the dog can confidently move with you at your desire, then the training of Heel walk will be complete.

Obedience Dog Training:Heel walk with Leash

The heel walk of is done in leash and without the leash and the total training will require at least four weeks to complete the package. At the very beginning of training, you will take the dog at your left side and command your dog “heel” and at the same time pull with the leash.

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Practice the same exercise again and again at doing it for the first few days. Then start the same training without a leash for the next one weeks and so. At the end of 4 weeks, your dog will confidently walk at your left side without any hesitation.

Obedience Dog Training: Heel Walk of Dog Without Leash

2. Sit


At the command ‘Sit’ your dog should immediately assume the sitting position, sitting squarely on both hindquarters facing front and with tail lying neatly behind in a straight line with the rest of his body.

Obedience Dog Training: Sit Command of Dog

At the initial stage of training your dog will be at heel position and after giving the command ‘sit’ you will put your left hand on the back of your dog. At this time give some pressure to sit, after sitting you will correct the position of your dog as I mentioned earlier.

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The command ‘sit’ will need to teach for two weeks and repeat the exercise at each training session. You will give two command at a time one by one ‘heel’ and sit. When you bring dog sit position from down position, then you will place your left hand in the belly to push and right hand on the collar to pull the dogs.

3. Down


At the command ‘down’ the dog must go down whether sitting or standing, resting squarely on both hindquarters, the head extended and placed on the ground between the two extended forelimbs. At the initial stage you will teach the down position from sitting position, and after giving the command, you will make the dog in down position.

Obedience Dog Training: Down Position of Dog keeping head between the forelimbs

In the beginning, you will correct the position and make the same exercise several times. The down position is the third command to your dog and will be given boldly. During the training period, you will praise your dog after each command obeying properly.

4. Come


At the command ‘come’ your dog will come to your heel position and take the left side of your body. At the initial stage of training, you will give the command ‘come’ and bring the dog in heel position with the leash.

Obedience Dog Training: Come Command of Dog Training

At the progress of training, you exercise the command without leash and day by day the distance will be more. At the later stage of Dog Obedience Training, your dog will be so confident that he will come to your heel position from your eye distance.

5. Stand


The command of ‘stand,’ your dog will immediately assume the position of standing from sitting or down position. At the initial stage of training after giving the command ‘stand,’ you will hold the collar with the right hand and place your left hand at the belly to make the standing position.

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The dog will stand with four legs at the heel position when the dog with leash and stay on stand position at the command distance without the leash.

Obedience Dog Training: Stand_command_of_dog

6. Stay


On the command ‘stay’ your dog will remain the position as it was in the previous position. In the training period of dog’s obedience training the command ‘stay’ you will give after each above command like the heel, sit, down and come.

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At this command of Dog Obedience Training, the dog should remain steady in its position. If your dog did any activities that are not under training lesson give a command ‘very bad’ that will make to understand that your dog has done a wrong thing.

Obedience Dog Training: Stay Command

7. Leave It


This is the additional command of basic Dog Obedience Training. You should teach this command in a situation before taking it to specialized training. By the command ‘leave it’ your dog will leave anything holding to its mouth or in paws. This command is very much essential for the guard dogs, herding dogs and watchdogs in the home and on the farm.

Obedience Dog Training: Leave It Command

8. Move Out


This is the command by which the dog moves at its back on the floor or in the ground. You should go to a training lesson with your dogs and make some play with your dogs. The command ‘move out’ will help you to establish a good relationship with the master. Basically, most of the dogs are eager to play with its handler. By the command move out your dog will get an extra environment than another boring training session.

Obedience Dog Training: Move out CommandIn Conclusion


Obedience training is the basic foundations of dog training in any stage of a dog’s life. If a dog shows its intelligence and endurance in the Dog Obedience Training, you can easily think further for its future use. The selection of dogs for the special purpose training will depend on the performance of basic obedience training of the dog. Likewise, you will cull or discard a puppy by a result of obedience training of the dog.

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I think this piece of information and guideline for the Dog Obedience Training will help you a lot to perform the training and select the best dog for your purpose. If the above discussion makes any benefit for your dog and purpose, please share it via social media and your friends who own a dog.

Muktaruzzman
Muktaruzzman
I am a veterinary practitioner with 10 years of experience. I am working with Military Working Dogs, Horses and Farm Animals. Simultaneously I am also looking after zoo animals and birds. I want to share my knowledge, experience, and ideas through virtual media.

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