Stay, Come & Follow

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Collar Grab Dodge - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

Life will be easier if your dog enjoys having their collar grabbed.  A dog that dodges their owner is not going to be easy to control

 
Training:  Stay, Come & Follow
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Off-Leash Walking - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

Dogs will follow you as long as you make it fun.  Make it a game and turn around every time they get ahead of you.  Clap yell and run away if they lag behind.

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Introducing Luring - Dog Training for Children

If your puppy gets stuck in position, kneel down, scratch the ground and call to them.  Pulling on the leash is only going to make them more anxious and less likely to follow.

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Down Stay & Off - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

A loose piece of food makes a powerful challenge to your dog’s stay, assuming they already know the “Off” command of course.

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Proofing Jinty’s Sit Stay - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

Sitting is a less stable position than lying down, so you’ll need to pay even more attention to your dog’s body cues when you’re proofing their stays.

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Fixing Recalls - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

If you pup doesn’t come the first time you call it, then change your tone so they know you mean business.  If they still don’t come, run up to them and get their attention, then lure them to follow you for a few steps.  Then you can grab their collar and reward them for coming towards you.

 
Training:  Stay, Come & Follow
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AGILITY Speed Up & Slow Down - Dog Training for Children

It’s easy to teach your dog to speed up and slow down. Alternate periods of moving quickly and slowly, giving them the appropriate cues before hand.

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Explaining Recall - Training the Companion Dog 1 – Socialization & Training

When you first start asking your pup to come from a play session, it probably won’t work, so you’ll need a Plan B

 
Training:  Stay, Come & Follow
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Outside Recalls - Training the Companion Dog 4 – Recalls & Stays

Use short and varied exercises to keep training fun.  If your dog is losing interest, try a different exercise or take a break and come back to it later.  You can never practice recalls too much!

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Sleepy Bloodhound Heeling - Training the Companion Dog 3 – Walking & Heeling

A race against the clock is enough to get this lazy bloodhound moving.

 

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