Great Puppy Training Basics: Sit, Down and Stand

By: Sam Kanouse

Published Date: March 2, 2018

In this Omaha puppy training session we worked with Murph a four-month-old Miniature Dachshund who needed help with some puppy training basics to train sit, lay down and stand.

After I arrived I chatted with Murph’s guardian about her main puppy behavior concerns and I learned that this was her first puppy on her own. I wanted to teach her how to use positive reinforcement to train Murph. Some of the puppy basics were training the puppy the sit command, down command and how to stand. Training your puppy to stand on command and be relaxed is a great puppy training tip when you are at the vet! To see how I accomplished this you can watch the video below.

As you can see in the video above Murph caught on quickly! I want to remind the guardian to have lots of patience when training a little puppy and wait for the puppy to offer a behavior himself. This gives him the opportunity to learn so you are not doing all of the work for him. You want to keep the training sessions brief, three minutes or less and practice training with him into your daily routine.

To keep up with this good behavior the guardian will want to integrate multiple mini-training sessions throughout the day and continue to use positive reinforcement for training her new puppy. I want to recommend using the Escalating Consequences to disagree with him and our Petting with a Purpose to reward him for good behavior. We wrapped up this puppy training session with Murph’s Roadmap to Success video, which you can watch below.

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