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How to Teach The First 7 Things To Your Dog: Sit, Leave it, Come, Leash walking, Name...)



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link below today is my first time

meeting Goldie and my very first

training session with her so I thought

it might be a good idea to do some

training exercises with her and go over

some things that you need to keep in

mind with your new dog on their first

day first week or first month even the

first thing that you're gonna want to

prioritize is getting to know your new

puppy my general goal here is just to

see how receptive she is to

communicating with me today I'm using a

very high value currencies real meats

remember almost everybody uses pieces

that are way too big so we're gonna keep

them nice and small I don't even know if

Goldie knows how to sit yet so let's see

we'll just use that nose in this turkey

like magnets to lure her back until that

butt just falls into a sit let's see

almost sit good you can see how she's a

little receptive to lure training with

young dogs like this their focus can be

so in and out that you know even though

you're using something like real Turkey

they may go in and out see right there

she's like what about the other hand I'm

trying to keep her focused on this and

don't worry if your puppy doesn't seem

to know what you're asking of them just

yet you're in the very beginning stages

of building your communication plus

you've got all of my videos on YouTube

to help you out

so don't sweat anything sit until her

butt just hits the ground so sit looks

really good how about look at me look at

me is a core skill that all dogs need to

have cuz you have to be able to get

their attention on you and look at you

so that you can guide them so I'm going

to use the treat hold it up here so I

have eye contact almost yes even though

I kind of had a little eye contact she

was mainly looking at the treat that's

still okay we can focus on phasing out

the treat in a future lesson

let me come by and sit and look at me

now let's just see if we can get that

yes look at me good job you're amazing

impulse control is a huge thing in dog

training that's where we have to teach

our dogs how to override their initial

impulses for example if I put a piece of

meat right here in front of Goldie and I

say leave it alone that's not very

effective is it you can't just do what

you want because you want to all the

time what if that was a squirrel running

across the street but let's quickly

teach you how to leave a piece of meat

alone without restraining her or forcing

her to leave it alone in any way I'm

gonna teach her to think that's why this

is a powerful exercise so I'm gonna

close my hand every time she goes for it

when she backs off I'm going to reveal

it and I'm just looking forward to show

just a tiny bit of restraint at first

right now she's just acting impulsively

trying to get that tree that's not what

we want yes good job

so right there she just stopped on her

own I appreciate that but still she's

not leaving that sheet alone yet yes

right there I like that she kind of laid

off for just of minut second but let's

see if we can improve that just a little

bit more and every time she goes through

the treat I'm just gonna pull away until

she shows some restraint so when you see

it in your dog's eyes that they're

trying make sure you let them know that

you appreciate that yes good girl now

we're starting to hit some momentum I'm

not saying leave it or anything like

that I'm just strictly communicating

with her visually here now let's see if

we get her to exhibit 3 seconds of

impulse control yes good job I'll take

it for a 1st leave a training session

she's off to a great start another great

way to really increase communication

with your dog is to play with them some

dogs are into some toys more than others

that's why it's important to try out a

huge variety of different toys to really

find out what your dog likes this is

what you want if your dog is this

intense about a toy you've probably got

the right one and it's really important

that you understand that your dog picks

their favorite toy you don't

to do that but some things you can do to

increase the likelihood that your dog is

gonna like a toy is make it really

interesting move it around a little bit

you want these toys to really retain

their potency so it's important not to

let your dog have access to it unless

you're engaging it in other words you

want this toy to always be exciting

every time you bring it out play is

important because it accelerates the

bond between you and your dog like

nothing else can and it allows you to

get to know each other really well and

very quickly and that equals faster

training success keep in mind that just

because your dog loves a toy during one

training session they may lose interest

in that the next day or eventually or

whatever so you want to make sure that

you have a variety of different toys

that you can play with aside from toys

being a really great way for you to bond

with your dog they're also great for

rewards and for just enriching your

dog's life in general if your dog is a

problem puppy biting as Goldie currently

is right now because she's young and

teething having the right kind of toys

to get their attention on is also

crucial and see you see what I'm doing

here I'm making the toy interesting I'm

not just offering the toy saying do

something with it think outside the box

when it comes to offering toys to your

dogs as well sometimes traditional dog

toys may not interest your particular

dog one of my favorite dog training

hacks are cat toys and while you

wouldn't really encourage your dog to

play tug-of-war with this you might be

able to encourage them to chase it

around getting your dog to chase

something is still play even if it's not

tug it helps with their coordination

it's fun for them look at that if you're

using a toy like this you would want to

make sure they don't grab a hold of it

and swallow any feathers but this is

really just to kind of get her engaging

with me see how much fun she's having

there right when your dog is having fun

with you they're more likely to listen

to you so there's more to play than

might meet the eye of course a tennis

ball is a classic dog toy this one's

squeezed so I like tennis balls at

squeaky teaching your puppy how to come

to you is critical and you can start

right away with introducing this general

concept but do you understand that it

takes months of training come when

called in a variety of different

settings before your dog truly

understands and generalizes the skill

here's a fun little exercise we can do

to get started I've got a little treat

here this is a dog treat and I'm using a

dog treat here because it's easy to toss

and you can

by tossing a little treat like that over

there and since she knows that treats

coming from me she's likely to come back

on her own here after a couple of

attempts to say hey can I have another

one and I'm gonna give her another one

toss the treats there she goes

and she's gonna wait pretty naturally

come back to me come very good I'm

saying come as she's in the process of

walking to me just to let her know what

she's doing so that's a really great way

to introduce this whole concept of come

when called to your new puppy teaching

your new puppy how to walk on a leash

can be definitely a little problematic

at first because you know puppies don't

really understand why we would attach

them to a leash but it's for their

safety so we can keep good control of

them and I'd like to see how Goldie

responds to her first leash walking

session we're already gonna start to

combine some of the things that we've

already gone over in order to keep this

really simple all I want to do is see if

I can get look at me while moving she

looked up at me so I'm gonna go ahead

and reward at this point in her training

almost every time that she looks up at

me while moving she's kind of pulling

ahead but I really want her paying

attention to me Hey yes good girl very

good over here come on

there we go up here so you can see we're

already combining things like look at me

come when called can we get a sit we

sure can so things are really coming

together quickly here for one training

session now if your dogs doing this well

don't get too excited or overconfident

because it's a lot easier for dogs to

pick up these easy skills like this in a

really distraction-free environment and

that's really where you want to start

with your dog as to not overwhelm them

the main thing you want is your dog just

paying attention to you while moving and

we are certainly accomplishing that here

I'm rapidly changing directions trying

to be unpredictable little hesitation

there but I just worked with her through

it and I'm resisting the urge to pull

her to say hey come on because that's

not really gonna teach her anything

long-term or at all for that matter her

leash skills are looking fantastic

you're off to such a good start next

you're definitely going to want to be

able to get your dog's attention on you

when you ask so for this you'll need a

good food reward or play reward whatever

your dog is responding to and a positive

attitude

most dogs aren't going to intuitively

understand their name just because you

keep saying it to them

however most dogs especially young

curious ones like Goldie will respond to

you know a high-pitched sound or a kissy

noise let's see and she looked up at me

so I'm gonna go ahead and give her a

reward and so every time she responds to

any vocalization I'm making I'm gonna go

ahead and reward her now after a few

times of doing that you can start to

pair that with your dog's name Goldie

right there good see she was

investigating my hand for treats I made

the sound and she looked up at me Goldie

he's job let's let her forget about the

treats for a second Goldie

yes and right there even though she

didn't respond immediately I gave it a

second I didn't continue to say Goldie

Goldie Goldie because I had a hunch she

was gonna look up at me

Goldie doing great so she's really

coming around very quickly now of course

you'll need to be ready for house

training as well and house training can

be a weeks to months long process so

don't underestimate what's required

there but if you're really consistent

you start immediately you can

dramatically reduce the time it would

otherwise take if you have a new dog

especially a young puppy don't put the

responsibility on them to let you know

when they have to go for now just give

them ample opportunities to relieve

themselves in acceptable places that way

you can help them develop good habits by

preventing bad ones from day one real

time that we've been focusing on this

training session is probably 30 minutes

so far there's a lot you can do with

your dog right away when you get them

but training is really about repetition

and training in a variety of contexts

over a period of many months but this is

how you get started obviously there's a

lot more to training a puppy than what

we've covered here but I'm gonna have a

link to my playlist on how to teach your

puppy or dog the basics and beyond in

order that will also be in the

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girl you did great oh you get so good ok