Tri-Tronics, House Training A Dog

Teaching Your Dog to Stay


House training a dog, dog obedience training, dog potty training, represents basic dog training.

When teaching "stay", walk away from your dog, who will be on a sit or down position, by initially leaving him with your outside foot/leg. When you want him to come with you at heel, resume walking by leading off with your inside leg, and initially use the command "heel", while you are teaching.

Teaching Extended Sit


The first step toward an extended sit is to be able to walk in a small circle around your dog without him/her moving, initially doing so with the training rope in your hand. Then back into a larger circle. Learn to work your training rope so that it doesn't get in either your way or the dog's as you progress in training maneuvers.

Training tips for beginners:

  1. Make sure your dog understands the command before you reinforce the command with the electronic Collar.
  2. Make training sessions fun and enjoyable for your dog. Use plenty of praise and play.
  3. In order to ensure a dog not becoming “Collar Wise” put the collar on approximately 45 minutes before training begins, and leave collar on for approximately 45 minutes after training ends.
  4. Use proper intensity levels for each training session.
  5. Keep a long lead or check cord on dog along with the e-collar until you are confident enough in the dog to go “off-leash”.
  6. Have a “game plan” in your training, work on each command on at a time. Keep a log of your dog’s progress.

Don't Let Your Dog Become Collar Wise

If you have a dog that is “collar wise” for some reason, one of the best way to work that kind of dog is to put an e-collar on him 2 hours before you work him. This gives the dog plenty of time to forget about having the collar on. Then start your training as you normally do.

A dog that tries to run past you at the kennel gate or in the house can be “set up” to really mind his manners. The dog needs to already know what come here means, and should be properly introduce to the e-collar. Create a situation so that it thinks it just escaped, then call the dog to you (not in a mean or excited tone of voice) using the e-collar to enforce the command. Repeat a couple of times and you will see a big difference in the dog.

The Electronic collar should NOT be used to teach a command or concept. It should be used to reinforce a command that the dog already knows. If you are not familiar with using an Electric Collar, seek a professional to help you.

Wear Gloves

Beginning Training

If you are new to general training, and if your dog is a neophyte as well, be sure to wear a pair of gloves when you first begin working with him/her on a rope, to prevent painful rope burn to your fingers or palms if your dog should decide to take off.

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