Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics (2023)


Dog Training 101: Master Essential Skills for Effective Communication with Your Dog! How to train your dog all the basics! Unlock the secrets to successful dog training and improve your communication skills with your dog today. This comprehensive guide is perfect for beginners and experienced trainers hitting a plateau. 🐾

🔹 Teach your dog essential commands: sit, lie down, and more
🔹 Learn the power of clicker training
🔹 Discover the importance of the training bubble
🔹 Tips for working with high-energy dogs
🔹 Achieve great communication for a well-behaved pup

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This one's particularly interesting, though, because we have tons of big hyper dogs now, as you know, I love working with hyper dogs But trying to convey to people that a hyper dog is a smart dog, is sometimes challenging That's.

My goal in this class.

It looks like a Boxer Pit mix, so we're thinking, We're gonna teach our dogs to have a look at us by using a hand, signal.

Dogs are heavily responsive to exaggerated body language.

So in the beginning it might look something like look at me, like this, really really exaggerating: We have a nice tight training problem, close eye to eye now.

I, don't know biscuit too.

Well and if you were me you would be a little cautious about going eye to eye with a dog like this, that you didn't know, and Is.

He good with strangers, coming into his area? "He is." "Okay, very good.

Look at me.

Yes, very good.

This work right here, eye to eye I'm gonna hold up the treat Look at me and since I like what he's doing I'm gonna click, because I like that remember the click means "Good.

Dog, I like what you did, you win a prize." Look at me, And I'm, taking my time getting them to treat.

As long as you mark that Behavior with the clicker, to let them know you like it or yes, If you're, not using the clicker, Then, you can take your time getting the treat to them.

The click marks the behavior, not the treat., Most frustrating thing when working with a hyper dog is that they're.

So quick, it is on us to speed up to keep up with them.

We've got to be able to nail the behavior with a clicker, the Instant.

They do it right.

So, in this case, look at me right.


I mean as I was saying.


I had eye contact Right here.

Look at me very engaging you got to keep the rhythm up.

You got to keep the pace, you're gonna have to make sure the moment he does something.

Right, you're there He's a fast-paced train, a dog like this, so you can't be too slow within the next five minutes.

Every dog in here should be able to Leave turkey alone when we put it in front of them, We're going to them how to do it, without force, without pulling them away in any way.

I'm gonna drop it on the ground.



She gonna do when I drop it on the ground? She's gonna go for it.

Show me a nice loose leash, here, no tension, so I'm gonna drop it But, I'm, not gonna.

Let her get it when she looks away same concept: I'm gonna click, her, and I'm.

Gonna pick up the treat, and I'm gonna, give it to her.

Don't touch this It's.

All it's not so much the words that you're saying.

I think the biggest mistake We make when we're teaching a dog something new is we save words at them, but there's very little heartfelt communication.

Even though she may not know, "What, don't touch.

That" means right now.

She feels my energy She knows what I'm going for, and she's you know.

We've worked a little bit to build some initial communication, "Don't touch this please," I'm, not gonna, make her wait for an eternity right.

Now., I'm gonna pick it up and give it to her.


Then, if she's okay, and no tension on the leash Only, because I know cuz I know that's the instinct, all the more, you should have faith in your communication.

You should trust that your dog really will know what you mean, if you just take a few minutes to communicate with them.


Training is a concept of training where we use a treat to coax our dog into a specific position.

So we're gonna use that nose to our advantage, right here.

So, just like this Good, and we're gonna, say "Sit" as his butt hits the ground.

He already knows.


He know how to lie down on command? Somewhat, but not really.

So we're gonna use the same concept of training here: We're gonna, lure them down.

A big mistake that a lot of people make with.

Oh wow He's, making it he's making me look good here., A big mistake that a lot of people make with this though, is they do this and well alright.

Normally they go fast is what they do.

What you should do.

Is you should let him nibble on it nice and slow.

Now? If they, if they didn't, lie down He's too good.

I need a dog.

That's not listening! Quite that well.


Why am I clicking Delilah right, there? She did not lie down, but I clicked anyway.

She's on the right track.


She's, trying It's it's vital that when our dogs are on the right track, when we're teaching them something new That, we really let him know.

We like that Yes, right, there, that foot came forward, and then let her know I like it.

That's, one more step in the right direction.

Yes, oh I'm gonna reward that cuz.

That was very good.

You see how both of those feet started to move, starting to go into the down Notice the training bubble, nice, and low you're nice and tight.

You see this, so with a new dog again, this provides You're very comfortable if your dog and we're comfortable with her So we're okay with doing it.

The next step is one of those feet is gonna.

Move forward at that moment be ready to click Do.

You know what I'm saying really: good.

I'm good.

I love the kisses.

I love the affection, there.

It's, very genuine It's, very real energy., The more real, the faster your dog learns now.

We've got our attention.

You, never know when you're gonna get it, but now that we have it.

Yes, very good We want to seize that momentum.

Right there, you see what I'm saying? Momentum is a big deal.

We, don't hear a lot about that dog.

Turning because a moment ago, she was like uh, huh I, don't feel like it, but now all of a sudden, those moments go longer and longer.

That's the beginning, That's a sign that you're on the right track.

So I got lucky with a group of people here that seem to really get their dogs And you're, very engaging with them, be engaging with your dogs And.

That's such an impossible thing to really teach and have to come from within, but the more sincere you are with your dog, the more likely they are to respond to you.

This is one of my new favorite classes.

Really, and I love all of my classes.

I promise I do, but it seems like these guys really got.


I saw very little frustration.

Do you prefer working with a high-energy dog or kind of more of a chill, low-key dog? I mean everyone's different I personally, like energetic dogs to work with, but that's me.

Let me know in the comments below Also, make sure you are subscribed and make sure you click thumbs up.

If you like this video And, you want more videos like this and, like me on facebook,, Slash, b, zack George, okay.

Love, you guys and we'll see you in the next video.


Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics? ›

When you get a new dog, whether it's a puppy or an adult rescue, she probably needs some obedience training. More specifically, a well-behaved pup should respond to seven directions in order to become a good canine citizen: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel, Off, and No.

What are the 7 basic commands for dogs? ›

When you get a new dog, whether it's a puppy or an adult rescue, she probably needs some obedience training. More specifically, a well-behaved pup should respond to seven directions in order to become a good canine citizen: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel, Off, and No.

What are the basics of dog training? ›

Teaching your dog basic obedience - such as sit, wait and coming back when called - gives them the freedom to do the things they like to do, like running off lead and coming with you to meet friends and family, while being safe and under control.

What are the basic dog obedience commands? ›

10 Commands to Teach Your Dog
  • Name Recognition. Purpose: to address your dog properly while teaching commands. ...
  • Leave it or No. Purpose: to tell your dog not to grab or pick up something they are approaching or about to ingest. ...
  • Come. ...
  • Watch me or Look. ...
  • Down or Lie Down. ...
  • Take it and Drop it. ...
  • Sit-Stay. ...
  • Stand.
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What is the no command for dogs? ›

Teaching a puppy a cue to stop what they're doing and do something else is very useful. Essentially, 'no' means you're able to direct and manage them when you need to. Puppies are curious, and your guidance can help prevent them from getting into trouble.

What are the 5 pillars of dog training? ›

Cali K9® 5-Pillar Dog Training System
  • Obedience.
  • Socialization.
  • Agility.
  • Behavior Management.
  • Problem-Solving.

Why do dogs lick you? ›

Licking is a natural and instinctive behaviour to dogs. For them it's a way of grooming, bonding, and expressing themselves. Your dog may lick you to say they love you, to get your attention, to help soothe themselves if they're stressed, to show empathy or because you taste good to them!

How do you get a dog to obey you? ›

Positive Reinforcement
  1. Keeping it simple and aiming for one new behavior or trick at a time.
  2. Offering treats as positive reinforcements.
  3. Giving the reward or praise immediately following the behavior. ...
  4. Keep your commands to a single word rather than making it complicated.

What are the three keys to dog training? ›

I think the three most important words to remember in dog training are consistency, patience, and fun.

What are the first dog training commands? ›

Below we've provided a list of the top 10 training commands to teach your puppy first to create a more balanced, relaxed household.
  • Teach Your Puppy Their Name.
  • Teach Your Puppy To Come.
  • Teach Your Puppy To Sit.
  • Teach Your Puppy To Stay.
  • Teach Your Puppy To Leave It.
  • Teach Your Puppy To Lay or Go Down.

What age is best to start dog training? ›

As a result, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal behaviorists and many trainers now recommend that puppies (who do not have health problems) begin classes as early as 7-8 weeks.

Which is the strongest sense in a dog? ›

Smell. Smell is a dog's most prominent sense and the one that is the most different from ours. It has been estimated that a dog's sense of smell is 100,000 times more powerful than a human's.

What is the most commonly taught command for dogs? ›

Sit. The sit command is usually the first command people teach their dogs. It seems pretty basic, but it can play an important role in managing unwanted behaviors. For instance, a dog can't sit and jump at the same time.

What are commands for an anxiety service dog? ›

However, other commands used include: “Nudge,” “Lap/Visit,” and “Snuggle.” All of these commands are used and focused on relieving any stress and anxieties the handler may be feeling. “Nudge” is often used when the dog detects higher levels of anxiety.

What is a release word in dog training? ›

A release word is a word that tells your dog he is allowed to move, following the “stay” command. “Stay” needs to have a defined beginning and end, otherwise your dog will learn he can move anytime he feels like it.

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