The advanced dog training commands you give to your dog must be clear, short, and well defined. It should be well articulated and vulnerable words that would end up confusing the dog should be avoided.
It is not a training command if your dog doesn’t understand what you want him to learn. Now, before hopping into this, there is one thing to take note of. Be attentive to your dog’s needs and situation. Sometimes, the set time for your dog to deal with the advance command may not be now.
However, there are misconceptions on certain dog breeds, such as Rottweiler’s and Pitbull. Most people believe these dogs to be naturally aggressive and cannot be trained. Aggression is a learned behavior that often abused animals uses in self-defense.
If you and your dog have been through basic training sessions, an advanced session shouldn’t be a problem. At this stage, your dog is already accustomed to you training it, so teaching more commands will be fun and welcoming.
Start with the easiest dog training commands. You should teach these commands to your dogs during the early stages of their life (puppyhood) before moving on to these advanced commands. Advanced dog training is a controlled activity that can’t be done if your dogs haven’t accomplished basic dog training commands.
Advanced dog training commands to practice
The dog is commanded to “stand” still. This command will be effective for dogs that require constant grooming, however; they must stand while being groomed.
2. Get Back
This command can be handy when you want him to back away from something or when you want him to get out of the way.
3. With Me
This is almost similar to the “heel” command that keeps your dog strictly by your side. The “With Me” command will teach your dog to walk freely without any constraint during walks. This command allows your dog to sniff and observe the neighborhood. It will be allowed to follow your lead without getting out of your sight.
4. Drop It
Using the “Drop it” command is very useful when your dog grabs something unappealing or unhealthy to human. It will also prevent your dog from destroying household objects.
The “Release,” “free,” “okay,” or “break“ command informs your dog that he’s successfully obeyed one of your commands and is now free to “release” or “break” from that position. This command should be applied after you have praised and shown affect to your dog as a reward for his obedient behavior.
6. Leave It
This command instructs your dog not to sniff or touch a particular item. It is used to prevent your dog from picking up dangerous items or things he is not supposed to pick. The “leave it” command will also protect your dog from chewing anything that can be harmful to him.
7. Hold It
This command trains your dog to hold or sniff a particular object. It is a handy command that instructs your dog to carry some of your belongings whenever you need a quick short assistance. These belongings should be portable enough for them to carry. It shouldn’t be weighty at all.
The “give” command is used when your dog has one of your belongings in his mouth. The command trains your dog to release the object and to drop it into your hand.
This will train your dog to immediately “stop” whatever he’s doing and relax.
10. Turn Left
This is another advanced dog training command that is effective whenever you and your dog are taking a walk. It trains your dog to “turn left” when it needs to go the opposite way.
11. Turn Right
This command is a direct opposite of the “turn left” command.
12. Find It
This command can be helpful when you have missing object to search for. You can use it to instruct your dog into a search mission. Always make sure you encourage your dog with a treat if he successfully finds the missing object.
You can relate this command with the “shut the hell up” used by humans. When your dog starts grumbling when he is supposed not to, a “quiet” command will teach him how to stay silent.
14. Walk Faster
This is another useful command your dog should get familiar with especially when you are taking a walk. If he lags behind, this command will instruct him to hasten up.
Dog training command is very important if you want to become the leader or take charge of your dog. Training your dog at home or enrolling him in a training class is an integral part of your dog’s education. Home practice is very common, so you have to equip yourself and learn about several dog training techniques as well. I wish you and your dog a happy training. Enjoy every bit of time spent with your dog and you will have a lot of fun with him.