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A Guide to Advanced Obedience Training

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24–27 Weeks: What to Expect From Your Puppy

How to Help Your Puppy Through His Fear Imprint Period :: Prevent Future Health Issues by Screening Your Dog Early :: What to Do With a Frenzied Puppy :: A Guide to Advanced Obedience Training

At this point, your puppy has been learning many things from basic obedience commands such as "Sit!" "Come!," and "Watch me!" to how to not let falling magazines haunt him for the rest of his life. But there is much more in obedience for your pup to learn. It's up to you how far you take your puppy through school.

You can stop after a class is finished or go on to a Good Canine Citizen certificate. Training your dog is beneficial in many ways. It creates a bond between you, reminds your puppy who is Alpha, ensures your pup can be taken with you anywhere and provides safety valves for bad behavior. It also tends to produce a more confident and calm puppy.

Based on our tips from many weeks earlier, you're probably either in a puppy training class or following a training plan at home at this point. You've likely noticed an improvement in your puppy's overall behavior. If not, and if your puppy is having trouble with problems such as walking correctly on a lead or staying when you tell him, then advanced training is even more important.

Advanced Commands in Obedience Training

Stay! - The first command to add to your repertoire is "Stay!". First, make your puppy sit next to you. Putting the palm of your hand in front of him, say "Stay!" Take a step or two back. If he moves, calmly return to his side and repeat. Keep moving back further when he stays. It is absolutely all right to repeat the command a few times, contrary to some thought. When he has stayed as long as you'd like, return to him and give praise and a treat.

Down! - Make certain that you only use this command to indicate that your puppy should lay down. To get him off furniture and such, use "Off!". Get your puppy to sit in front of you. Show him a treat and slowly lower it to the floor in front of him while saying "Down!". If he doesn't go down all the way, gently pull his front legs forward until he does. As soon as he's down, praise and reward him.

Stand! - This comes in useful for many things, such as the foundation of a show dog's commands and as an easy way to put harnesses and coats on your puppy. Sit your pup. Put your hands under his belly near his back end and gently pull up while saying "Stand!" Reward him when he does. At the beginning, you might need to keep you hand under his belly to keep him from sitting back down.

There are many different ways of training a puppy. The methods mentioned here are very basic, for we are still covering basic stuff. Your class may cover training in a very different way. It's up to you to decide what sort of training is best for you and your pup. The important thing is to get the basics down. If you don't, you're more likely to have a rambunct...

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