The first puppy commands – golden rules
It is important for learning commands that you have the dog’s full attention.
He shouldn’t be tired or exhausted, and shouldn’t be distracted by other things during training. For this reason, it is advisable to practice the first commands with your dog indoors in an undisturbed place. Also, be careful not to overwhelm the young dog so that it doesn’t build up frustration during training and lose motivation later. Short training sessions of five minutes several times throughout the day are ideal. Also, be careful not to be too strict with the dog. Learning commands should be fun for your dog and make him feel good when he’s doing something right. Always end the training with a sense of achievement and then give your four-legged friend a rest. So he can process what he has learned. The first commands that you should gradually teach your little companion are “come”, “sit”, “down” and “stay”. If your puppy masters these commands, the commands will make your everyday life with the dog much easier. If you start teaching your puppy commands right after the acclimatisation period, you have the advantage that he is still in the socialisation phase at this point. Read more about this in the guide “ Socialise your dog ”.
Teaching puppies commands: It all depends on the right timing!