You will get unconditional love and friendship from a trained dog as the owner. You will have control of your pet when you come across other animals and children as a great benefit from training your pet. A trained dog will easily understand what you want from them and therefore they will be happy. If you decide to use the right techniques then training your dog becomes easy. Fundamental commands are critical and you may want to use them to train your dog since they form the cornerstone of communication between you and your dog. You will need to use rewards and positive reinforcements to ensure that your dog quickly learns these commands.
The first vital fundamental commandment that you will want to train your dog is to sit. Sitting is the most common command and thus it is the first command that you should teach your dog. You will need to put your dog on a leash attached to the dog collar. Go ahead and hold a treat over the head of your dog, further make your dog look up and then tell the dog to sit. Other times your dog will not sit and when this happens you will need to put your hand on their rear side and gently press them down as you tell them to sit. When your dog sits then praise your dog and give them a treat. Ensure that you reward your canine immediately and make sure he understands why you have given them the treat.
You will need to train your dog the lie-down command as your next command once your dog has learned the sit command Firstly, you will need to tell your dog to sit but this time do not reward them. Once the dogs sit properly go ahead and hold his shoulders and press the front part of his body down while telling him to lie down. If he does then reward him immediately and offer the treat. Ensure that you use a tone that will make your dog understand that you are happy with them.
It is critical that you train your dog the stay command. This will be important when you will be outside with your dog and you come into contact with other animals and humans. You will want to begin this training once your dog is relaxed and is not in playful mood. Give your dog the lie down command then hold your hand up as if you are signaling a person to stop and say stay. Ensure that you are patient and persistent with your dog and you will get excellent results.