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Wolfie is a 10 month terrier mix

 Terrier mix Wolfie – and how to give obedience commands to your dog

Wolfie

Wolfie is a friendly, gentle Doggie. He was adopted by a very nice young couple about six weeks ago. Wolfie and his new parents are a perfect match. For the last three weeks Wolfie has been coming regularly for *obedience training. It’s very easy to train him because he is cooperative and responsive. He has learnt almost all commands so now he and his parents are starting prepare for the AKC CGC test.

 Terrier mix Wolfie – and how to give obedience commands to your dog

Wolfie Training

It’s very important how you give a  command for a dog.

Attract your dog attention by speaking its name, and then give your command with hand signals.

Speak in a deep tone of voice – except for the come command when you should use a high –pitched voice.

Avoid repeating a command – it will confuse your dog.

Use your body language:

  • Welcoming-smile, use a friendly and exiting tone of voice, open your arms to receive the dog.
  • Stern – Look angry and use a deep tone of voice
 Terrier mix Wolfie – and how to give obedience commands to your dog

Wolfie with Dad


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Hand signals are very important tools you can use to train your dog.

Dogs aren’t verbal creatures – even though they can learn how respond to your words. For them it’s easy to see movement – so they can readily perceive the movement involved in a hand signal. Give the hand signal immediately followed by the verbal command.

The Stay Signal is one of the commands you can easily learn and teach your dog.

 Obedience Dog Training   Hand Signals – The Stay Signal

Hand signal - Stay command 1

Hand signal – Stay command 1 – Dog on your side

If your dog is beside or behind you, drop your arm and hand to your side, fingers down, with the palm of your hand directly in front of the dog’s nose.

 Obedience Dog Training   Hand Signals – The Stay Signal

Hand signal - Stay command 2

Hand signal – Stay command 2 – Dog(s) in front of you.

If you are facing your dog, point your fingers upward with your palm at an angle that’s easy for your dog to see.

When you teach hand signals to a dog try to keep them large and precise.

Yorkie mix Rocky


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Rocky is a 9 month old Yorkie

 Yorkie mix Rocky

Rocky

Rocky is a very smart and happy doggie. He knows all the obedience commands but he often disobeys the owners command and tries to do things his way.
We started practicing obedience commands more seriously. And his Family have started establishing * leadership over him.
After two visits they can already see improvement in him.
Now he has become more respectful towards his human pack members.

 Yorkie mix Rocky

Rocky with Dad

*To establish Leadership his parents need to DO the following:

  • Proceed first through narrow passages.
  • Eat before you feed your dog.
  • Call dog to you to give affection.
  • Ignore or discourage pawing, nudging and whining.
  • Ignore your dog first thing in the morning, when you get home and when you come in.
  • Initiate games with your dog, make sure you win them and end up with possession of the toy.
  • Make your dog Sit before you give meals or any treat.
  • Make your dog Sit before being petted.