Dog Training Commands One of the first commands to teach your dog is to “Come”. Next you can teach them to “Heel”.
People are amazed at watching a well trained bird dog in action. These finely trained bird dogs never fail to heed their owners’ commands. Then we think – How could this be possible? Perhaps bird dog training can bring out the best in you dog.
The simple answer is yes, but you have to invest hard.
There are several dog breeds that could be trained into being excellent bird dogs. Teaching them to obey basic commands is the best place to start. Professional dog trainers know how very important it is for dogs to understand what it is their owner wants from them. For this basic voice command training, there are basic words a owner should use to train the dog.
First is for them to learn the “Stay” command.
Teaching your dog to respond to your ’Stay’ command, is very important for them to learn early during training.
Dogs that follow their masters command without hesitation will demonstrate obedience and respect to his owner. Complete obedience is shown by obeying the command no matter how far the distance is between the giver of the command and the dog.
The ’Whoa’ or ’Easy’ command is useful for dogs that are going too far ahead, when the dog is flushing the bird and the owner wants him to stop, or when the dog wants to play with the bird. When this happens it is easier for the owner to come to the dog and reward him for a job well done.
Teaching them to ’Come’
This is a simple command used to train your dog to come to you every time you give it. This command is one of the easiest to use. A good reason to teach them to come, would be that when retrieving something, they bring it back to you when instructed to do so. Some dogs can be stubborn and may want to play or even begin to go off in another direction. Teaching your dog to ’Come’ will help keep him within the range you need, for them to obey any additional commands.
Teaching them to ’Heel’
If you want your dog to walk by your side, the right command to teach your dog is, ’Heel’.
Another command that is often used after the ’Heel’ command is the one word command ’Ok’ or to ’Go’. This will let him know that he has performed favorably and he is again allowed to hunt for you.
Each and every time your dog performs correctly for you as he was instructed, always reward or praise him generously. Fine dogs are born with the instinct to please their owners. If you can let your dog see that he is pleasing you with his performance and you want him to repeat it, the best thing you can do is to reward him. Over a period of time, he will learn to do the same actions for which he was rewarded and praised.
Bird dog training takes dedication and persistence. It is because of this, there are few well trained bird dogs today. However, if you really want to turn your dog into a really good hunter, you should be ready to invest some time and patience in perfecting the basic commands used in his training.