3 Commands to Teach Your Dog to Make Life Easier

Training is a magnificent way to bond with your dog. It gives you a chance to spend time with your dog and keep them active by teaching them new tricks or commands. We'll cover three useful dog training commands to make life easier for both you and your furry friend.

Leave It

Use a "leave it" command to teach your dog not to chew on things they shouldn't. First, say "leave it" when your dog starts to chew on something inappropriate. Then offer a treat from the other hand while moving their nose away from the item they are munching on. Let them watch your hand with the food inside. Their head should move up and down several times. Keep holding the dog treat over their head. Praise them and give them the treat for their obedience. Avoid saying "no" or push at their mouth while using this command, as it will only make them more excited about the item.

Sit and Stay

Train your dog to "sit" and "stay" so they can be obedient in public places or at home. These commands are often the first taught to a dog since they are necessary for many other things. Sit and stay is also crucial in leash training your pup or even when simply meeting new people so that you're able to control their behavior from the start.


The sit command is reasonably easy to teach your dog and usually results in success if you're consistent. Place some food inside your closed fist with the treat facing up towards them, then slowly move your hand above their head while giving the verbal command "sit," followed by showing them the dog treat so that they can smell it. If done correctly, they should sit to eat the treat and hopefully continue sitting for more goodies as you move your hand away from their face. Just remember to keep the treat in your closed hand so that it builds interest and anticipation of the reward.


Teach the "Stay" command after your dog has mastered sit. The key for this to work is to keep it simple and consistent. Avoid rewarding them with food or any attention once they have received a treat or reward for staying still. If you give treats too soon, they may get confused with the rules and not want to comply as easily.

Positive Reinforcement

Train them using positive reinforcement techniques like food rewards, praise, and toys instead of punishment-based strategies that might make them fearful of humans. If you'd like more help, contact companies that offer online dog training programs.