BBS Training Tip #5: 4 Tricks Every Dog Should Know
Summer is a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors with your dog. It’s also a good time to make sure dog is up to par on a few basic but very important commands. Whether you’re headed to the beach or going for an afternoon stroll in the neighborhood, BestBullySticks wants to make sure you’ve got the right tools to have fun while keeping your dog safe.
Good Behavior and Safety
It may sound strange, but learning commands and tricks can help keep your dog safe. Teaching a dog new tricks helps them maintain focus on you. If you’re able to keep your dog’s attention, especially in a busy places like the beach, you’ll have no doubt about whether or not your dog will listen to you at a critical moment.
First things first — if you are going to use a clicker, you need to first train your dog to respond to the clicker. Luckily, this is a very simple task. Clicker training relies on the use of positive reinforcement and treats. Lots of treats! BestBullySticks recommends owners use low-calorie treats like our tasty US Made Lamb Lung Treats as a training aid.
- Step 1: Click and give your dog a treat
- Step 2: Repeat 15-30 times (This will build an association between click and reward)
- Step 3: Always follow through with a treat. Consistency is key for clicker training! Read more