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Dog obedience training is one of the most important areas of every dog’s development. Training your puppy during their early stage of development can assure you that you would have a well-trained dog when he grows up. But the question is – when do is the best time to train your dog?

There is no exact answer to this question. Dog obedience training is an ongoing and continuous process. It would be best to start training your dog when they’re still a puppy.

Once you train your dog to obey your commands, you bond even better as you open out a line for communicating effectively. You should be able to train your dog to understand simple commands like “sit, “heel”, “come”, “stay” and down”. The dog should be trained to comply with the commands given by its owner.

Here some Dog Obedience Training Exercise:

1. Sit
The dog must always sit at your left side with his shoulder at your left knee. He must be facing the same direction as you, with about 4 inches between you. To train your dog to sit, first fold the leash in right hand. Give the dog’s name and command ‘sit’. At the same time, push down on his hindquarters with your left hand and jerk up on the leash with your hand. When he is in correct position. Praise him with a pat vocal praise.

2. Heeling on leash
The dog should walk with right shoulder about even with your left knee. With a loose leash, call the dog’s name and give the command “heel”. Immediately walk forward and give a hard jerk on the leash. If the first jerk does not make an impression, make the second harder. Never drag your dog. When you have jerked him into position at your left knee and the collar is loose, praise him with “good dog”.

Your dog will never learn with tight leash. Always follow a correction with praise. When you stop walking make your dog immediately sit and sit straight. Correct any crooked sits immediately, using your right hand on the hindquarters. Make sure the dog remains sitting until you are ready to start up again. Never allow him to stan up lie down, he must sit.

3. About Turn
Always turn away from your dog to your right to reverse your direction. Keep your eye on your dog consultantly and as you go into your turn, give several short, quick jerks.

4. Sit Stay
Have your dog in the sit position with the palm of the bump him on the nose and give the command “stay”. Drop your leash in front of the dog. Turn facing him, and stand close to him on the leash. Remain there for a few seconds, pick up the leash and return by walking around behind him, and into heel position. Do not drag the leash across your dog. Your dog must not move until you release him. Correct him before he moves. Gradually increase the time your dog stays. Increase the distance between you and your dog until you can safely remove his leash.

5. Down
With the dog sitting, give the command “down” then push down on his shoulders, at the same time wobbling him off balance. A second method is to place the leash between the sole and the heel of your shoe. Give the command “down”, and then pull up on the leash. Sometimes it is necessary to pull his legs forward until he goes down.

6. Down stay
After your dog is in the down position, give the command “stay”, both orally and by signal, and drop the leash in front of him. Stand on the leash close to facing him. Remain there again for a few seconds and returns to him in the same manner as in the sit-stay. Again he must not move out of position. Gradually increase the time your dog stays. Increase the distance between you and your dog until you can safely remove his leash.

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