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May 1, 2014

Dog Training

Training your Dog

Happy Hound Dog Resorts believes that every dog should know their 1) NAME and 2) should be able to understand the 6 basic dog-training
commands between the master and the dog. Sit, Stay, Wait, Off, Come and the reward command “Good Boy/Girl”. These are the commands we use on the dog daycare floor with dogs to get them to understand that there is a request for a command then followed with Positive Reinforcement with the “Good Boy/Girl”.

Dog Training during Daycare

While our dog handlers may not train the classic methods, we can certainly work with your dog to help make sure they understand the basic commands discussed above. We want dogs that are going to be good family pets on the floor with us, so we want to make sure they can understand their Name, its sad that some dogs don’t even respond to their name, and then these basic commands. We can be an extension of your training for your dog at our facility. Over time, we have seen amazing results with working with dogs at our facility.

More details on Dog Training Commands

Sit  –  This is one of the easiest dog obedience commands to teach, so it’s a good one to start with. A dog sitting and resting and watching their master is one that will be ready to perform another command.

Dog-TrainingStay – Before attempting this one, make sure your dog is an expert at the “Sit” command. As your dog will need to be relaxed and know that they can sit and be safe.

Wait – No one wants to be run over while walking up a flight of stairs, so you can use this command to educate your dog on understanding your voice and that you want them to wait, behind you as you move up and down stairs.

Leave it/Off – This can help keep your dog safe when his curiosity gets the better of him, like if he smells something intriguing but possibly dangerous on the ground! The goal is to teach your pup that he gets something even better for ignoring the other item. Dogs like to rush the fences at Happy Hound Dog Resorts, so we use this command to reinforce that the dogs need to leave the fence area.

Come  –  This command can help keep a dog out of trouble, bringing him back to you if you lose grip on the leash or accidentally leave the front door open or if your dog suddenly sees a neighbor cat, squirrel or the Floridian favorite, lizard.

A couple extra we throw in to see if they know more dog training commands

Down –  This can be one of the more difficult commands in dog obedience training. Why? Because the position is a submissive posture. You can mix this up by offering a combination of “All the way Down” or “Name – Down”, working on 2 issues at one time.

Go to a Point – We want dogs to know they can go to a special part of the floor that is their “safe” area. We educate them on the “point”, then if they need a “timeout” on the floor, we tell them to “go to a point”, (their point) and stay until we ask them to come back. dog-training

Where can I see this in action?

Not sure where Happy Hound Dog Resorts is located? Here is a map, but we are located at the intersection of Blanding Blvd and Shirley Ave in the Riverside Villages Shopping Center at 4603 Shirley Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32210:

 NEW HOURS – Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM, Saturday 8AM – 5PM & Sunday 8AM – 5PM

 

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