Top 5 Basic Commands to Teach Your Young Puppy

Dog and puppy obedience training can be fun for both you and your pet. When you have a training routine in place, your dog will instinctively know when it is and look forward to it every day. You can have the well-behaved pet you are looking for with training designed for results. Here are the 5 top basic commands that you can start teaching your little puppy right away:

  • Come
  • Heel
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Lay down

These are the 5 commands that lay a basic foundation for training right from the start. While they don’t address problem areas such as biting, running off and other misbehaviours, they let your dog know who is in command. The puppy will learn that doing what you expect from him will give him rewards and praise.

As with building a house, a solid foundation is always the right starting point. It’s never too early to begin training with your new puppy and the longer you put it off, the more work you’ll have to do later.

Although it may seem simple and you may be overwhelmed with your puppy’s misbehaviour at the beginning, you’ll find that these 5 simple commands will build a relationship that will allow you to address problem areas easier.

Make sure that your dog is kept busy and active during the training and make it fun for him. A puppy that becomes bored or frustrated during the training won’t respond to it. Train in the same area every day and at the same time. A scheduled time and place is reassuring for your puppy.

Offer plenty of praise during the training so that he learns that praise is a good thing and is a large part of his reward. Some dogs will respond so well to praise that no other reward is even necessary. Deep down your dog wants to please you and loves the attention of encouraging words, a hug or a respectful pat on the head.

If you are working with your dog and aren’t making the progress you’d expect from these simple commands, please give us a call today at (647) 407-CCK9 (2259). You can also visit our site at to learn more about our results-driven training programs for puppies and dogs of all ages.

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