In part one of my Basic Training series, I talked about the command, “Touch” and how to use it in everyday life. In part two, I am going to talk about the command, “Sit.” It’s pretty obvious on why you teach your dog to sit. But below are some of the ways I like to incorporate it into my dog’s everyday routine. Politely wait for dinner. Instead of having a dog that is under your feet as you try to prepare their dinner, ask your dog to sit and wait until you give them the OK t
I have been a trainer for over 7 years and as much as I enjoy a challenge, I still get pleasure out of teaching basic skills to dogs. By far, my all-time favorite skill to teach is called “Touch.” I will explain the steps below, but first I want to explain ways that you can use Touch. Touch is basically a hand target and is a great way to get your dog’s attention. It can be part of your everyday routine, just like Sit or Down. Below are some of my favorite ways to use Touch.