If you live with a dog, you and the four-legged friend should be fine. It is essential for your fur nose to hear your commands. On the one hand, this is important, so that living together with other people and animals works smoothly and there are no constant problems. The other reason for a good upbringing will be even more important in certain situations: these four commands can save your dog's life.
As with humans, the same applies to your dog: The scenarios are endless, which could be responsible for injury or worse. In the case of the four-legged friend, you have a duty: you must ensure that your companion is always protected in the best possible way. The most important thing that minimizes the risk that something bad might happen to your dog is proper education. Your dog must always be able to respond to your command in a dangerous situation. That this works reliably is your task. The following four commands should control your dog without any ifs and buts, so that he is safe with you on the way.
1. "seat", "seat" or "down"
"Sit, " "Square" or "Down": Sit or lie down until I tell you that you can get up again. The classic among the dog commands has an immense safety aspect. A dog that, regardless of the distance to you on this command brings his body to the ground and remains in this position, is not even in many possible dangers. For example, search and rescue dogs are trained to listen to this command even as they move at full speed towards a person to be rescued.
The reason is obvious here: Dangers of the respective terrain are avoided and the dog handler must be able to reach the dog safely at any time and under any condition. The scenarios in your everyday life may seem a bit more banal, but could be at least as dangerous. Example: You see your dog walking in the direction of an approaching car. Depending on the situation and timing, your dog would be in even greater danger if you called him to him. Stopping it and sitting or lying down will protect your companion.
"Off": Drop what's in your mouth immediately; turn away from what you are busy with; do not stop this. It can not be prevented: Dogs always manage to get their muzzles and biting bits to everything in seconds. As far as no problem, finally checks the four-legged so its environment and its details. But there are many things in this world that are anything but good for your fur nose. Whether medicated drugs, chicken bones, dangerous household items, or poison baits, your dog is in grave danger of chewing or swallowing certain things.
A dog that is well trained will drop everything as soon as they have given the "off" command. In addition, this command has a preventive function. You see, depending on the situation, much earlier than your four-legged friend that something is inappropriate for him. Her "off" will make him turn his attention away from the subject, he will not even take the object of his curiosity in the mouth.
"Halt": Stop immediately and do not leave until I tell you. Similar to the "seat", "seat" or "down" command, keeping in one motion and standing still creates great additional security. In contrast to the classic, the command is also suitable for variable, rapidly changing situations.
The dog can quickly dissolve his stop at your command and does not have to break a tighter rest position such as sitting or lying down. An important command especially in road traffic, which protects your dog flexibly against dangers, such as on busy roads. Even in nature situations are conceivable in which a "stop" at the right moment can avert risks.
"Come": Run to me as soon as I call you. Dogs get in our world with their energy from time to time even in trouble. Once their curiosity is awakened, they do not worry about impending dangers, but accelerate to reach the object of their desire. Your reliable command to call your four-legged friend can make all the difference. You will not always be able to predict whether a danger, such as a car, is lurking on your fur nose. But if your dog is already on the road and you notice the risk, a simple "come" could save his life.