Here are the basic rules before you get started.
Training dogs to play dead is simple, but good training techniques are important and will keep the lessons fun for both you and your dog. Training dogs to play dead or any trick at all is a great way to bond with your four legged friend... but only if you're following these methods exactly.
|Limit training to around 20 minutes per session.
Use a friendly tone.
Remember that all dogs learn at difference paces.
Offer lots of praise and treats.
Keep it fun and positive!
Never, Never use harsh tones or resort to punishment of any sort.
Voice Command: "Bang"
Step #1: Kneel or stand one or two feet away from your dog. Get his attention by holding a treat. Say "bang" and point your finger in his direction simultaneously.
Step #2: Encourage your dog to lay down by holding the treat low to the ground. Repeat the voice command several times as he's going down and gently encourage him onto his side.
Step #3: Say "good bang" enthusiastically when he's all the way down on his side. Keep praising him enthusiastically and offer him part of the treat.
When he's up again, repeat step #1 and give him a few seconds to respond. Repeat the voice command 3 times or so, giving him a few seconds to respond each time.
Repeat steps two and three.
Your dog should go down a little easier each time... Eventually going down without your interference at all.
As a dog lover, I know the importance of having a well trained dog.
A dog of any age, from puppy to adulthood is much happier when he or she is well trained. Owners are much less likely to re-home a well trained dog and the dog himself has a much better chance of staying out of the shelter. So all of my training methods are concise, and FREE.
And there isn't any lesson more important that house breaking. If you'd like to learn the proper method for house training, crate training and several other really cool dog tricks, it's important to start early and be consistent.
This puppy and dog training page works like an easy to follow tutorial. These methods have worked well for me, as well as others who've continued to use them, time and again.
Training dogs to play dead is fun, but the real fun begins when your dog is well-behaved and follows rules... Rules like don't jump on house guests and don't potty in the house. Honestly, it's never been easier.
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