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Below are some real life training tips so that your dog can become a well-behaved member of your household.

Going Shopping

Bringing your dog with you when you go shopping is a good way to teach them to walk on a leash, be quiet in public, sit politely to be pet, and not jump. Make sure you know the store’s policies before bringing your dog in and call ahead if necessary. Many stores allow dogs, including gardening, home improvement, outdoor gear and pet supply stores.

Going on Car Rides

A great way to teach your dog to stay is to bring them with you on car rides. Even short rides will give them an opportunity to practice sit stays when you get in and out of your car, and going out will give your dog a chance to socialize.

Practicing Sit and Down Stays

Use every opportunity you can to help your dog practice remaining calm and composed. When you have guests over or the mailman stops by, your dog can practice sit stays. As you watch television or cook dinner, your dog can learn to be quiet and relaxed. When you do extracurricular activities in public, have your dog practice sit stays while on a leash so that they can get used to being calm around crowds of people.

Use the Recall Command

Everything is a learning opportunity for your dog. When he wants something, like to go outside or eat dinner, have him sit for his leash or do a trick.

Let Your Dog Earn What He Wants

Everything is a learning opportunity for your dog. Even during daily activities such as asking him to sit down to put his leash on before giving him his dinner. There’s always room for more improvement and re-practicing commands.