Commands are different. It’s really important to say and show your dog exactly what you want them to do. These little creatures are just kids with fur who need time to learn and understand some basic commands so let’s look at some examples.
It’s definitely a tall order to make your dog leave what he’s doing and get to you. Dog’s aren’t robots or some pre-programmed machines, they’re still little kids with fur as someone I know likes to call them.
For instance, if you have a small child and you want him to leave the playground and comes to you is, for sure, an impossible mission to accomplish unless you’re experienced and knows exactly what you’re doing. So here what I used to do when my pup was small.
I started by pocketing some food at meal times then I played the run-away-come game with him. I tried to attract his attention by showing him the food, I ran 20 feet of him, turned and say “come” then when he comes I pop some food in his mouth while I was doing so I pointed my voice to the direction I wanted him to follow.
Honestly, it’s difficult to train your dog to execute ” get to the crate” command easily but if you’re persistent enough you do it in few hours. Here’s what you’re going to do
First of all, you need to choose the right word for the command, by the right word I mean you don’t want to choose a word that sounds just like his name, right? Personally, I prefer the command “kennel” or “kennel up” both are used by dog trainers all over the world.
Secondly, stand in front of your dog’s crate and show him some treats. Thirdly, give your dog the command and throw the treats inside the crate, remember to use this process many times in a daily basis.
P.S if your dog doesn’t execute the command and refuses to run into the crate even if you throw the treats, you might need to find some more valuable things that are irresistible to your dog, such as chicken or pieces of hot dog.
This command is taught while you’re standing in front of your dog, facing him down with your palm pointing to the ground, but this technique implies fear and stress. Instead, you may need to follow these tips
- Stand at an angle to your dog with your feet facing the same direction
- With your palm, point to the ground while saying the command
- Give your dog a treat each time he executes the command
- Set him free by saying “okay” or “play” and make sure you don’t treat him while he’s standing
- If your dog releases himself before you command him, then you might consider walking away from him and ignoring him for few minutes until he jumps and barks.
Always remember that the key to a better training is persistence and patience.