Dog training basics

The Basics of Dog Training

Teaching and training dog basic commands and cues is a fun and rewarding experience. It’s important to begin dog training at an early age to get the foundations right before your puppy grows into an adult dog. Dog training and teaching puppies is an excellent way to spend time together and can also be lots of fun!
Dogs are fast learners, and with loving guidance and training a dog how to ‘come’, ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and even go to the toilet will nurture a relationship as well as encourage good behaviour. We all know that some basic obedience training makes dogs more fun to be around. Obedience training helps your dog see the owner as the leader, and it also gives the dog a mental workout–something that many canines need just as much as physical exercise to stave off boredom and make them feel useful. And some commands, like a good recall, may even save dog’s life one day.

Here are some of the basics every dog should know:


This command is one of the easiest dog obedience commands to teach, so it’s a good one to start.

Lay Down

This request can be one of the most challenging commands in dog obedience training. Why? Because the position is requiring a submissive posture. You can help by keeping training positive and relaxed, particularly with fearful or anxious dogs.


This request is and exercise in self-control for your dog, so don’t be discouraged if it takes a while to master, particularly for puppies and high-energy dogs. After all, they want to be on the move and not just sitting there waiting.


This command can help keep a dog out of trouble, bringing him back to you if you lose grip on the leash or accidentally leave the front door open.

Leave it

This can help keep your dog safe when his curiosity gets the better of him, like if he smells something intriguing but possibly dangerous on the ground! The goal is to teach your pup that he gets something even better for ignoring the other item. This can be very important as you want to protect your dog from being poisoned or lured away by strangers. If you like to read more please check out my other blog!

Through the years my experience in training dogs has grown and as such my experience in working with their owners. It is a wonderful feeling to share my knowledge and see relationships between dog and owner improve and confident dog-owner relationships build. Please use our special promotion this month to book a FREE Introduction visit to discuss you and your Pet’s needs for training. Inquiries can be sent to


Look forward to meeting you and your Pet!,


regards, Rajiv Saini