Giving Commands To Your Dogs
Your dog actually responds best to short, sharp, commands, given with obvious hand signals. It is best to avoid constantly repeating a command as this will confuse your dog. Attract your pet’s attention by calling it’s name, then give the desired command. The sound of your voice is very important, so does facial expressions. Proper amount of disipline and pampering will definitely be effective. Smile when you are please and scowl if your dog decides to disobey command.
Below are 8 simple ways to give commands to your dog
Dogs best responds to short words. Give the dog a one/two-syllable name, ensuring that it is unlike any other common word
If at all your dog is shy, it will surely back away from a stranger, and you can reassure it by saying “It’s Okay” or “It’s Fine”, whereby you are telling it that you approve of it’s behaviour. Allow your dog plenty of space and time to accept the stranger naturally.
The value of “No”
The value of the word “NO” are one of the most important elements of dog training. A “NO” should always be followed by a positive command of what your dog wants to do.
Believe it or not, dogs can read human body language and they will notice when you lose concentration or become bored with the training session. So be alert during your dog’s training session.
It is be best to use short and simple names for your dogs. Use it to attract your dog’s attention. Stand upright, with your shoulders back and keep your dog’s concentration focused on you. As an incentive you might want to show the dog the food reward.
Welcoming Body Language
As said earlier, dogs can read human body language. Encourage your dog to respond to you by assuming a welcoming posture. Smile, use a friendly and fun tone of voice. Remember, be generous with your praise.
Stern Body Language
When your dog disobeys, assume a threatening posture and look angry when using negative commands. Using the word “NO” is very powerful and also it will be one of the most important words a dog will learn, since it can prevent it from doing something dangerous.
You can teach your dog to respond to a combination of spoken and visual commands. When your dog is not with you or some distance away, you can control it by calling it’s name or using dramatic hand signals