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Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics

How to train your dog the basics! Get MORE dog training tips and examples on instagram! Download the app and follow me there! @zakgeorge

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If you are new to teaching your dog, you'll want to watch this playlist! A complete step by step guide to teaching your dog or puppy:

An intro to clicker training:

This is a MUST for anyone new to dog training, or anyone who has reached a plateau. Dog training should not be about domination, but communication. The latest installment of my "Dog Training 101" series is up, and it's a good one! Absolutely PACKED with entertaining dogs and great info. Y'all are going to like this one:) Believe it or not, I'll give you a quick lesson on how to teach your dog to leave something alone when you ask, look at you when you ask, sit, lie, down, tips on working with high energy dog, the importance of the training bubble, the value of clicker training, and of course how to achieve great communication with your dog!

I find it so gratifying to know that thousands of people will see these videos and that together, we are encouraging people to use more effective and humane approaches to training. Quite honestly, I really do not think there's anything like this out there today when it comes to dog training. If you like the video, click "LIKE":) and tell me what you think!

Help me get this video out there! Do you have a preference when it comes to hyper dogs vs. chill dogs?

60 thoughts on “Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics”

  1. I prefer working with high-energy dogs that are ready to go. I feel they are much easier to train. I love your videos thank you

    1. I feel this with my German shepherd mix puppy. Very energetic but he’s already getting sit just after working with him a couple times.

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      My dogs have high energy except until I try and train them they are super lazy then and when I stop trying to train them they go back to high energy 😭


      You aren’t that exciting, try fasting your dogs and start hand feeding and luring to create that engagement. This will help you tremendously

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  2. I remember adopting my dog 4 years ago and watching this video a thousand times, now my dog is well trained and a “good boy” thank you 🙏

  3. You have really helped me, I’ve have my black lab for almost a year and I’ve taught her sit, paw, stay, lie down, roll over, turn around, beg and heel😍

    1. @Isai Felix it’s never too late to train a dog :)) My old dog Molly was taught most of her tricks when she was 13

  4. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

    😮😮I’m glad you guys are enjoying the video! Get MORE dog training tips and examples on instagram! @zakgeorge Download the app and follow me there! I’m very active on instagram! I do live shows and post new videos all of the time!

    1. Good info the best success that ive had was by using the Bevs Booster Guide (just google it) – I found it the most helpful resource that I have ever tried.

    2. if i am dont training them and they know how to sit and lay down how do they know what command should they do

  5. Thank you sooooo much! I wish these videos were available when I was younger for my dogs. With you’re help, I’m hoping to have a well behaved boy in a couple months!

  6. I am training my dog with a clicker and every time he heard the click on the video he looked at me for a treat 🤣… time to use headphones!!

    1. I may not use a clicker but I do use “good girl” and I swap between treats and no treats. Our sit command is almost perfect. Her high five command is amazing as well. But she will not listen to most people because she doesn’t know them nor trusts them. She’s a rescue so she’s a bit timid

  7. Since I got my first dog in the ’70s, I have never, ever used treats. When they do a trick right, I enthusiastically say “YES! GOOD! and give them a hug. They love knowing they pleased their master better than a treat. It worked good enough that a Golden Retriever I once had, loved learning so much that I ran out of tricks and she still wanted to learn and so I taught her all the same tricks with sign language. I taught our Yellow Lab to look for shady looking people. I had a guy fixing an appliance at the house once and he brought his son to teach him his trade. We weren’t paying attention to (the son) but the dog was and he growled. We all looked and he was casing our house (he was arrested a few weeks later for burglarizing someone else’s home).

    1. @Sophia Tilbur If you don’t mind a little feeding warm milk and a baby bottle time. The stricter AKC person you get the less they want to let them go before 9 mo, but whip out some cash and most change their mind. Then the less AKCish they are you have to read their family tree papers or you may wind up with one that has the same dog for a father and a grand or great grand father.

    2. The concept you’re using is the same! Positive reinforcement. Food is an easy one to reinforce wanted behaviour. So is showing very happily that you’re proud of whatever they did and give them pets and love as reinforcement!

    3. @ShinningCrys True, but I believe dogs (and other animals-even wild animals to an extent read tone of voice) pick up on things we don’t even realize we’re doing (which is how I found out they follow signs we automatically give when teaching a trick) and so to avoid their thinking I owe them a treat for doing something right, I give them the love and affection they crave instead. That is, you love them anyway, so you give them extra and especially when they first pick up on a trick. It can make me feel a little silly, but the first time they get a trick right, I make a bunch of hoopla over them. I think it helps them WANT to learn more.

    4. @John Munk hey John. Sorry I don’t understand, would you mind explaining again how you got your dog to look for shady people again please? I think I understand but usually shady people don’t drop their head and look around very exaggerated like you were explaining, sort of like a movie bad guy. Especially In front of you (the people they were gonna steal from)

  8. Energetic pups can be a real challenge and it’s great to see these techniques put into practice! Thanks Zak 🙂

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    Thank you very much for this tutorial! My family is considering on getting a new dog, and we were completely clueless about how to train it.

  10. I got ahead with my dog’s training after reading ” Forward Fast Dog Training by Kelly Ferris”. Found out how to stop my dog from jumping on people. Learned that you quick turn your back on the dog when they jump and leave the room through the door. When dog finally stops jumping you give him a treat.

    1. Thanks for this Chris, I’m having the same issue with a dog I’m walking for my elderly neighbour. He’s built like a tank and he’s jumping up on people (inc us) I will try this. Thanks! 🙂 Btw, is that book you’re reading? I tried to access the website Forward Fast Dog Training by Kelly Ferris but it gave me an error message.

  11. Some time ago, I bought a Labrador breed puppy, but I always had problems educating and taming him, he defecated everywhere, he barked at everyone. After seeing so many guides on the internet, I kept one and I can finally say that my dog ​​is educated and I am very happy.

  12. Great video!!
    I watched it at the end of last year when I had just adopted a puppy that belonged to my father, he was 9 months old and messed up a lot, after I started to apply some things from his video it improved a lot !!. I got interested and even bought a cheap course on the internet that teaches a little more about how to train different types of dogs. Now we have spent quality time with him as a family, I recommend it highly.

  13. We just adopted a dog (he’s a rescue!) and I’ve been searching ways to train your dog :’) this helped a lot! Loved your energy

  14. *I’m in the process of training a new 6 month old rescue and this book came out just in time It’s clear, easy to understand and well written **** The author is not trying to impress anyone with some crazy over comprehensive unclear writing or training techniques like many books **do.My** shelter puppy has responded well to the 7 common commands and is progressing nicely with the crate training and potty training explained in this book.I’m on day 9 so reinforcing the techniques in this book help daily thanks to Brandon and his no frills training style!*

  15. What a great ! Our 8 month old Goldendoodle loves. He even knows when comes on , because he knows Brandon’s voice now.This book not only gives you Brandon’s sure fire way to train your dog, it also gives you insight into what makes Brandon such an amazing trainer & the wonderful work he does with shelter animals.I highly recommend this book to all new & old puppy parents!

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