How to Train a Dog to Sit

How to Train a Dog to Sit: In competitive obedience, there are some trainers that suggest teaching the Sit (and Down) as one of the last things before going to an obedience trial. Their reasoning is based on the observation that most dogs that have learned these commands early on don’t show Sit or Down with the speed and enthusiasm that a trial judge would want to see. While I […]

 

 
 
 

How to Train a Dog to Lay Down

How to Train a Dog to Lay Down and Stay In competitive obedience, there are some trainers that suggest teaching the Down (and Sit) as one of the last things before going to an obedience trial. Their reasoning is based on the observation that most dogs that have learned these commands early on don’t show Down or Sit with the speed and enthusiasm that a trial judge would want to […]

 

 
 
 

Basic Position (4 of 4) - Getting your Dog in the Basic Position with Speed

Teaching your dog how to get into the “basic position” is not an easy task. Watch the instruction video and follow my step-by-step instructions to learn how it can be done with ease! [Links to Part 1 – 2 – 3 – 4] Verbal cue in English: “Heel” or “Swing” Verbal cue in German: “Fuss” or “Schau”   Part 4 of 4: Getting your Dog in the Basic Position with Speed […]

 

 
 
 

Basic Position (3 of 4) - Getting your Dog into the Basic Position from Anywhere

Teaching your dog how to get into the “basic position” is not an easy task. Watch the video instruction and follow my step-by-step instructions to learn how it can be done with ease! [Links to Part 1 – 2 – 3 – 4] Verbal cue in English: “Heel” or “Swing” Verbal cue in German: “Fuss” [:fooss]   Part 3 of 4: Teaching our dog how get into the basic position […]

 

 
 
 

Basic Position (2 of 4) - Teaching our Dog to Find the Basic Position

Teaching your dog how to get into the “basic position” is not an easy task. Watch the video instruction and follow my step-by-step instructions to learn how it can be done with ease! [Links to Part 1 – 2 – 3 – 4] Verbal cue in English: n/a Verbal cue in German: n/a   Part 2 of 4: Teaching our dog how to find the basic position. Now that our […]

 

 
 
 

Basic Position (1 of 4) - Teaching our Dog to Stay Focused

Teaching your dog how to get into the “basic position” is not an easy task. Watch the video instruction and follow my step-by-step instructions to learn how it can be done with ease! [Links to Part 1 – 2 – 3 – 4] Verbal cue in English: “Look”, “Watch me” Verbal cue in German: “Schau” [:chow]   Part 1 of 4: Getting our dog to pay attention to us. If you have ever watched a dog obedience […]