"Properly trained, man can be a dog's best friend" ~ Corey Ford
The AKC GoodDog!℠ Helpline team has shed some light on top questions from real dog owners and why finding a solution to these training troubles is key. Don’t delay! Tackle common training troubles with your pup today.
#5 – LEAVE IT
One of the most useful and versatile commands, Leave It can be used indoors and out. Whether you are on a walk with other dogs or just trying to get your shoe back, these two words will help you teach your dog what is and is not appropriate to put in his mouth.
#4 – WALKING WITH A LEASH
Does a walk with your dog resemble the Iditarod, or is it a stroll in the park? Walking on a Loose Leash makes outings more pleasurable for you and your dog.
#3 – COME
What do you do when your dog runs out of the door or gate and heads directly toward the road? Come is the first word out of your mouth. Does your dog listen and consistently return to you? Or could you illicit anEmergency Stay while you go get them?
#2 – JUMPING ON GUESTS
Since dogs are social animals, they often become overly excited when greeting humans. Jumping on People is one of the most common problem behaviors. Teaching a dog how to politely greet visitors increases the likelihood of social interaction and inclusion.
And in the number 1 slot…
#1 – POTTY TRAINING
Potty Training a new puppy is the number one question asked by Good Dog Helpline callers. What is a reasonable age to expect a puppy to be housebroken? How do you get your dog to let you know when he needs to go out?
If you have any questions on how to teach your dog these 5 commands, please don't hesitate to call me today at (406) 679-3826.
As a dog trainer and animal lover, my wish is to help educate the owners, so they can have a harmonious relationship with the animal(s) in their lives. A relationship based on knowledge, trust and respect.