|Below are basic commands your dog will hear while spending time with us. We encourage you to communicate using these commands as well, so that your dog becomes more comfortable at our House – and yours!
This Way – Encourage your dog to move in your direction.
Wait - Indicate to your dog to stop momentarily in a stationary position waiting to hear “Let’s go“.
Let’s Go - Use this release command to signal to your dog to start walking. Typically used following “Wait“.
Sit - Say this command as it is performed to reinforce the action. A prerequisite to Wait and Down,
Down - Indicate to your dog that it’s time to relax. A prerequisite to “Stay”.
Come - Signal your dog to return to you and hold that position.
Close - Indicate to your dog to remain within a predetermined proximity of you.
Speak the following interruptive commands when you want to stop an action:
No - Alert your dog to stop an action or behavior. “No” is followed by a word
No Bark – Speak this command to alert your dog that barking is unwelcome.
Leave It – Indicates to your dog to avoid, stop or disengage from whatever
Off - Instruct your dog to remove himself from you, the bed, a table, etc.
Quiet - Silence your dog from barking, whining, or other vocal agitation.