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Advanced Dog Training

More Advanced Commands For Dogs

Here are some more advanced commands. Remember have patience and love. These commands can take time. Depending on how fast your dog learns. As I suggested in the basic commands you may want to pick up a training kit. You can buy them on Amazon or you can visit the link below.

KPCT's training kits are a great way to learn the basics of clicker training.

Roll Over

Step 1: Have your dog lay down.
Step 2: Lure him with the training stick or with your treat to have him move over to one hip and on his side. Click and treat.
Step 3: Use the lure to get him to go over on his back. (This may take time for some dogs). Click and treat.
Step 4: Continue using the lure to get him to roll all the way over. Jackpot when he does this. (Some people have used gently sloping ground to make it easier for the dog to roll all the way over).
Step 5: When your dog is rolling over more readily, stop using the lure. Expect more before you click and treat, but praise and jackpot when he performs well.
Step 6: After he is rolling over smoothly, start giving him the verbal command “Rollover.” A circular hand signal is also helpful. Always praise and intermittently click and treat when he performs well.

Speak

Step 1: Get your dog to bark. For example, if you know that your dog barks when the doorbell is rung, then ring the bell, and when he barks say “Speak” and click and treat.
Step 2: After repeating this several times, try giving him the command (Speak). If he obeys and barks, give him a jackpot.

Hush Or Quiet

This word is one that you will use often. We chose Quiet. Some people prefer hush. It’s really up to you. This will help your dog stop barking at others or for no reason. It does come in handy.

Step 1: Focus your attention on your dog while he is barking. If he looks at you and stops barking, even for a second, click and treat.
Step 2: Repeat this several times, eventually adding the word “Hush” as you click and treat.
Step 3: After several training sessions while your dog is barking, give your dog the command and click and treat when he hushes. Repeat this until he has mastered the trick. Each time you repeat, try and go for a longer duration of silence.
Step 4: You can now add a hand signal to help with this trick. Use it whenever you give the command, and he’ll associate it with the trick.

Teach your dog to count

Step 1: Have your dog sit facing you.
Step 2: Hold a treat in your left hand and hold your right hand up. (Here we are getting the dog to associate the speak command with the visual command of holding your right hand up). Also, look your dog in the eye (I look directly into his right eye).
Step 3: Have the dog speak, and treat when he barks.
Step 4: Repeat. But this time only drops your hand (also avert your eyes) and treats when he barks twice. (This may take some patience).
Step 5: Work on this several times a day until your little furry friend realizes he must continue to bark until you drop your hand.
Step 6: Gradually stop holding your right hand up so that your dog will use your eyes as the cue to stop speaking.
Step 7: Keep refining this trick until he has a smooth flow of barks and stops as soon as you avert your eyes.

Left/Right

Step 1: With your touch stick, have your dog go around your right side and stand by your left side. Click and treat.
Step 2: Keep doing this, eventually saying, “Left” as soon as he stands by your left side.
Step 3: Repeat this action until he no longer needs the touch stick and can go to your left side at your command.
Step 4: Do the same thing, this time teaching him to go from your left side to your right side.

Tug

Step 1: Take a rope toy and offer it to the dog and say “take it.” (Reward your dog with praise when he moves toward the rope toy.)
Step 2: When your dog takes it, gently shake and tug the rope toy to get the dog to hold and pull against the tugs.
Step 3: Click and Treat when your dog tugs back on the rope toy. Use “Tug” as your command. Keep repeating this until your dog will tug at it eagerly.

Teaching Your Dog To Give:

Step 1: With your dog pulling firmly on the rope, say “give” at the same time offering a treat. When he drops the rope toy, click and treat.
Step 2: Reinforce this trick by repeating four or five times per session. Pay special attention to the “give” command. This is important for your safety. Make sure that your dog will stop the game with the “give” command.
Step 3: Play tug several times a day. Each time you play the game make sure you use the commands saying “take it” when your dog takes the rope and “give” when you want him to release the rope.

Fetch

Step 1: Start by playing tug. Say the “take it” command when you want your dog to pick up the rope toy, and then the “give” when you want him to release the rope.
Step 2: Have your dog “give” the rope, but then toss it a few feet away. Say, “take it.” Click treat when he picks up the rope.
Step 3: Generally, your dog should be excited about playing the tug game, and will usually come back to play some more. If he doesn’t, repeat step two, this time getting him to bring it to you with the “come” command. Say “Give” and click and treat.

Back

Step 1: With your dog standing facing you, walk forward toward him. When he takes a step backward, click and treat.
Step 2: Continue stepping forward. When he takes multiple steps backward, click and treat.
Step 3: Practice this until he understands that if he backs up, he deserves a treat. Start walking toward him less. You can use a signal instead (Try waving the back of your hand toward him or taking a single step forwards).

 Step 4: Once he has learned this, say “Back” as he backs up and as you give the hand signal. Do this several times until well learned. Remember to click and treat when he cooperates.
Step 5: Give him the command and see if he’ll back up! Click and treat well each time he obeys. Reinforce with extra training sessions.

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