Obedience and Manners Training for your Adult Dog
It's never too late to teach your dog the basic manners they need to be a good household pet and to be well behaved when you're out and about.
When training, you need to make it fun, and you need to be energetic: Dogs will pick up on your energy levels!
This video shows some step-by-step guides to help you train your adult dog with some good manners for when you're at home and out and about.
How to teach your dog to sit
Step 1: Have treats like the VitaPet Chicken Sticks broken up into easy, rewardable sized treats.
Step 2: Take a treat in your hand, put it to their nose, and slowly move your hand over their head.
Step 3: As soon as the dog's bottom hits the ground, give the treat.*
Step 4: Then once they have done this 2-3 times, it's time to add your word. 'Sit'.
Step 5: As you go to move your hand over the dog's head, say 'sit'.
How to teach your dog to lie down
Step 1: We start by getting your dog into the sit position.
Step 2: Hold a treat in your enclosed hand to their nose. Then slowly bring your hand down, making sure their nose is following, until your hand is near their toes and their belly hits the ground.
Step 3: At this point, give the treat.
Step 4: Then once they have done this 2-3 times, it's time to add your word. 'Lie down'.
How to teach your dog to come
Step 1: Make sure your dog is focussed on you.
Step 2: Take a few steps away from them, crouch down, be very exciting, and offer the treat.
Step 3: Then once they have done this 2-3 times, it's time to add your word. 'Come'.