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Skillwork: Teaching Your Dog “Here”

Teaching your dog “here” is a command that is useful in so many situations. “Here” is a specific positioning cue to let your dog know exactly where you want them.

Teaching your dog “here” is a command that is useful in so many situations. “Here” is a specific positioning cue to let your dog know exactly where you want them.

Some people use the terms “come” and “here” interchangeably. So as not to cause any confusion, I teach “come” as communication that I want my dog to come directly to me. I teach “here” as communication that I want my dog positioned exactly where I am indicating with my finger. This could be in a tighter “heel” position, seated in a particular place, or lying further under a table to avoid paws or tails getting stepped on by a passersby.

In this video I share two simple methods that are easy to replicate at home. One method includes a fun target toy that you will see me use in other videos, simply because it’s such a helpful and fun gadget to add to the bag of toys for the dogs that I personally work with. The other method is simply using my hands.

To learn more about this specific term and to see the steps broken down in black and white, head over to Medium and check out my article Teaching Your Dog the “Here” Directive

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