Skills and Behaviors

Taking these basic behaviors and building the dog’s confidence we will continue to expand your dogs training abilities. Using these behavior you can build upon them to more advanced behavior.

The list of behaviors could go on! There are far too many behaviors to list here. The basic behaviors are necessary to learn to perform any advanced behaviors.

Sit

This is when the dog places their rump on the floor. This can be used as a default behavior to assist in other behaviors.

Stand

This is when the dog is in a standing with all four paws on the floor. This can be useful during grooming and veterinary visits.

Down

This is when the dog goes into a laying position. This can be helpful at bedtime or when company visits.

Come

This is when your dog comes to you when you call them. You may have heard this called “recall”.

Wait

This is when you would ask the dog to wait a moment, like when opening your door to go for a walk.

Stay

This is when you direct the dog to stay in a spot and not to move until directed/released.

Leave it

This is when you tell the dog to leave something alone. This is my favorite behavior because this can be used for anything!

Heel

This is when the dog positions themselves to be at the owner’s heel. The dog does not have to sit when you ask for heel. The heel behavior is asking the pet to position themselves at your heel.