Whether you own a large or small dog, you want to make sure your pet understands vital commands that keep them and your children safe. Here are training commands your dog must know when you have children in the home.
While this is more or less a play command, this simple training technique can be a life-saver as well. For example, if your dog is tugging at a young child’s pant leg or attempting to make off with a choking child’s toy (such as a small doll), you can quickly tell your dog “off” and control the situation.
Once a dog training professional has taught you and your dog how to use the “wait” command successfully, you can have your dog wait by the door when your kids come home from school or wait to be let outside until your children are ready to play. This command helps you stay in control of your excited dog around your children until you are ready to let them interact safely.
Dog training isn’t just beneficial for your family; it’s beneficial for your canine companion as well. Dogs by nature are followers and are eager to please, so training them in the right commands for interacting with your kids is a great way to help them bond well and remain happy.
There is no wrong time to train a dog; however, beginning when your dog is a pup is often best. Our expert team of dog trainers are eager to help you and your dog be more obedient. Call us at Elite Dogs Training and Boarding to begin a training program that works best for your family.