DO YOU WANT TO TRAIN YOUR DOG YOURSELF? NEVER REPEAT TWICE!
NEVER REPEAT TWICE!
You have decided to train your dog yourself and you have gained some information about it. Your dog learned the "sit" command with your effort! You even went even further and taught the commands "lie down" and "wait". While everything is going well in its own living area, you have noticed that your dog does not obey your commands and is distracted in a different environment. You insistently say, "My son, sit down, sit down, sit down…" but; your dog doesn't even move a hair until he hears the second or third announcement. You get tired of not being able to listen to your words and you let it happen. In this way, your dog is hoisting the flag of independence day by day.
As in the example, one of the most common mistakes made in training is repetition of commands. If your dog is not sitting, the command is repeated automatically. You think your dog will understand you better as you give commands one after the other, but; you automatically teach your dog not to obey without being repeated several times. Because what you teach him is not 'sit' but 'sit, sit, even sit! 'Stop. His only crime is that he is waiting for you to finish your sentence.
If your dog ignores your first command, have it execute it and help it take the form of whatever command you gave it. If he didn't sit at the first command, make sure he sits down by pressing lightly on the back with your hand and reward him instantly.
Do not give your dog any command that you cannot enforce. If your dog is aggressive and loses himself when he sees another dog and focuses only on attacking, giving the 'sit' command knowing that he will not sit at such a moment gives him the message that 'you may not listen to my words when you don't want to' and this turns into a habit in your dog over time. Even though it doesn't bother you much if he obeys the commands whenever he wants during infancy, it will be difficult for you to dominate him when he grows up. That's why you should dominate your dog first and avoid repeating commands twice, no matter what.