One of the most important things you can teach your dog is how to come when you call them. This is also known as the recall command and it is a lifesaver in situations where your dog could get hurt. When you call your dog, hold it on a long training leash and hold a treat close to its nose. Then quickly walk away from it.
This command can be taught to your dog by using the “come” and “stay” commands. You can also use props to place between you and your dog. Another command that your dog should know is “go”. This requires your dog to recognize a specific location and reward it when it does. You can practice this with treats at a specific location and then slowly introduce the new location to your dog.
In addition, you should always try to avoid over-testing your dog. This may lead to frustration because your dog does not understand the command. It may also confuse your dog’s perception of the command. This is why it is essential to make the training sessions as short and as simple as possible. Moreover, your dog should be relaxed and not feel too tired during the training sessions.
Another important element of basic dog training is socialization. If your dog is not socialized, it will be less friendly and fearful around other people, especially children and other animals. This lack of socialization can lead to anxiety and aggression. It may also lead to a fear of loud environments. Basic training is essential to make your dog more adaptable to new environments and situations.