Training Commands to Know
Before you take your dog for a run, there numerous training commands that can make your run go more smoothly. For dogs with a strong prey drive, the “leave it” command is useful.
If you plan to run with your dog off-leash, you must have a solid recall command in place.
For urban or suburban runs, “wait” is handy for when you must stop and wait at stoplights or before crossing the street in busy traffic.
Finally, directional commands are also useful. You can begin to teach your dog commands such as “go right,” “go left,” “cross the street” and “straight” during walks. Simply use the appropriate command every time you change directions and give your dog praise for following orders.