Sit - This basic command is among one of the most useful dog obedience commands especially if you want to know how to control and keep your dog in check. Dogs who understand the "Sit" command are easier to manage and are also less likely to misbehave like jumping on people, chasing animals or fighting with other dogs.
Stay - Often used in combination with other dog commands like "sit" or "down," the command "stay" is useful to keep your dog out of harms way should he/she approach something it's not suppose to or attempting to cross a busy street. Not the easiest command for dogs as sometimes their curiosity and animal instinct might take over instead of staying put when told.
Wait - Different from the "Stay" command which is more often use to keep your dog away from danger, the "Wait" command is more of a obedience command to keep your dog in check, letting him/her know he/she has to wait for your approval or till your next command. Commonly use on dogs that have a habit of rushing through doors or getting overly excited and aggressive while you are preparing its meal.
Down - Unlike the "Sit" command, the "down" command means your dog goes down all the way on his/her stomach. This dog command is an essential part of doggy etiquette and helps establish you as the leader in the relationship. It is also a handy behavior command for hyperactive dogs or when there are small children around looking to approach your dog.
Stand - This is a very handy obedience command that tells your dog to stop moving and be still. It's useful for when you are having a veterinarian examining him/her over or when you are bathing and grooming him/her.
No - Depending on the situation, the "No" command is usually use to discourage or break up undesirable behavior such as chewing, biting or jumping. This is an important command that you should teach your puppy from the beginning.
Off - The "Off" command is useful to teach your dog to get off that expensive couch or your bed and is also applicable for telling them to stop jumping on you or other people.
Leave It - Dogs are inquisitive animals and sometimes give in to their instinct to explore things that appeal to their senses. The "Leave It" command is perfect to stop dogs that fancies poop eating or having a fetish chewing habit to chew everything around the house.
Drop It - The "Drop It" command is necessary to get your dog drop whatever it is in their mouth especially items like your expensive leather shoe or unknown substances that might be potentially harmful. This command is also useful when you start teaching your dog tricks like how to "Fetch".
Knowing these 10 dog training commands will give you the basic fundamentals to becoming an effective trainer and having a well-manner and obedient dog.
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