Using a Dog Whistle

Using a Dog Whistle at first involves quite a bit of practice. Attempt the rising and falling pitch of notes and long and short blasts. Practice the spitting blow by putting your tongue over the end of the whistle and employing a spitting action.

Sitting Using a Dog Whistle

Asking your dog to sit from a distance is one of the most important commands to learn because when your dog is in this position, you will find it easier to get their full attention.

The added benefit of getting the hang of this instruction is that it stabilises any situation as a sitting dog is calm and ready for your next direction.

When your dog has mastered the close up sit command, you can begin to integrate the verbal command with the whistle command and then replace it altogether. This is one long blow, while you are working close up to your dog. If the dog doesn't react correctly, then add the verbal command. After a while your dog should eventually answer to just the dog whistle.

Begin this lesson by practicing the sit position at just a couple of steps away. When the dog reacts successfully, go back to the dog and praise them enthusiastically. Don't call your dog towards you as they will translate the returning to you as a successful culmination of the lesson.

When you increase the distance between you and your dog and your dog tries to move towards you, reiterate the instruction again. It will take quite a few training sessions to develop the distance. When your dog is capable of the sit command at considerable distances, you can then begin to practice disappearing from your dog's sight for a short time period. Then start to expand the amount of time you are out of view.

Recalling Using a Dog Whistle

You must be capable of having the ability to recall your dog, whatever the situation. The best way to accomplish this is by guaranteeing that returning to you is a rewarding and extremely gratifying experience for them. To do this it is crucial that you never punish your dog for returning to you irrespective of what they were doing before.

Recalling a puppy is often quite easy as they usually lack the self-confidence to roam far away. It is important to make the best of this time period in establishing the recall instruction and linking it with very positive experiences.

To start with do anything to get your dog's attention and make him return to you. Always praise him enthusiastically. Then begin to introduce the Dog Whistle when recalling.

To begin with, you could just whistle yourself and bit by bit proceed onto the dog whistle as your distances increase. When your dog is capable of sitting on command, practice walking away from them a short distance, then using the pip, pip to recall. Sometimes return to your dog rather than doing the recall. This will stop your dog predicting the command or always assuming a sit or stay, is followed by a recall.

If your dog becomes confused or bewildered, try to keep calm and. revert to instructions that your dog has got the hang of and start to progress slowly again. Be prepared for two steps forwards and one back, as any dog training can be very frustrating at times but perseverance is the key.

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