Obedience Commands

“Come” – Is very important used together with his/her name, it’s a command that you will use recall your dog back to you.

“Heel” – Your dog will walk on your left without pulling or running ahead of you.

“Sit” – Is to control your dog from getting too excited. Dogs reliable in the “Sit” command will not jump on people.

“Stay” – Is used with commands “sit” or “down” used to keep your dog immobile.

“Wait” – Keeps your dog in check; the dog waits for release to eat, and to prevent dogs from rushing through doors, or into vehicles.

“Down” – Means your dog goes down on his/her stomach, when your dog needs to wait for you for a longer period of time.

“Stand” – To stand and be still. It’s useful for veterinarian exams, or when you are bathing and grooming him/her.

“Okay” – Is used to release your dog from a previous “Wait” command, to eat, to walk through the open door, or enter a vehicle.

“No” – Is used to immediately stop any undesirable behavior.

“Drop” – Is necessary for your dog to drop whatever objects in their mouth some substances could be potentially harmful.

“Place” – Go to a designated area (usually a bed) and stay.


Obedience commands must be used consistently by everyone in the family and should only be given if they will be enforced to ensure consistent behavior and reliability.

Obedience should always be incorporated with play. It is extremely important that you decide when the game begins and ends, this will establish your much needed leadership role.

There are two reasons for this: play with rewards such as a ball or tug toy will make obedience fun for the dog, also teaching him to respond even when highly excited.

These coupled together will create faster responses and a happier, well behaved pet.