Training your Dog to leave house Politely
Most dogs like to walk. It allows them to go out with their beloved owner and explore the world around them. Walking is also a great way to bond with your dog and provide your dog with the necessary exercise and mental stimulation. If your dog looks bored or ACTS cranky, it's because they don't have enough time to get out. Consider walking your dog at least once a day.
Walking a dog is one of the biggest rewards for a dog, second only to frolicking in the park. Many dogs go crazy at the thought of walking. Of course, walking only makes him crazier. In addition, with every step you take, your dog pulls on your leash more vigorously, and, of course, every step you take strengthens the dog's grip. Fortunately, there is a better way. Walking can reinforce your dog's manners.
Practice leaving the house politely before taking a walk. Say "go, go, go!" Then shake the leash in front of the dog's nose. Most dogs go ballistic. Stand still until the dog is quiet and sits down. Before you set off, his pace will stop, and your dog will wonder what you want him to do, but he's not sure yet. He may come up with a lot of creative Suggestions, maybe all of his codes of conduct. Your dog may bark, beg, jump up, lie down, roll over, grab you, and run around you. No matter what your dog does until he sits down. It doesn't matter how long it takes; Your dog will eventually sit down. When he does, say "good dog" and put on his leash. When you grab his leash, your dog is likely to come alive again. So stand still and wait until he sits down. When he had done so, say, "good dog," take a step to the door, stand still, and then wait for him to sit down again. Take one step at a time toward the door, waiting for your dog to sit down with each step.
You'll find that as you exercise, your dog's sitting time diminishes. You'll also notice that every time you leave the house, your dog becomes quieter. When you leave for the third or fourth time, your dog will walk quietly and sit quickly.
Don't prompt your dog to sit down. Don't give him any clues. Let your dog take care of itself. Even if your dog shows a series of unwanted behaviors, it's learning. He is learning what you don't want him to do. The longer you wait for your dog to sit, the more it knows which behaviors are undesirable. While your dog sits receiving praise and rewards, it is learning what you want it to do.
When your dog can politely leave the house, it's time to go for a real walk. Put your dog's food in a bag because today he will eat it while walking. With a piece of dog food in your hand, stand still and wait for your dog to sit down. When he does, say "good dog" and provide dog food. Then take a big step forward, stand still, and wait for your dog to sit down again. Once you step forward, your dog is likely to explode with energy. Stand still and wait. Eventually, your dog will sit down again. Say, "good dog," provide dog food, and take another huge step forward. As you repeat this process over and over again, you'll notice that each time you stand still, your dog sits faster and faster. Just repeat it a few times, and every time you stop, your dog will immediately sit up. Now take two big steps before you stop. Then try three steps, then stop, then five, eight, ten, twenty, and so on. Now you'll find your dog walking quietly and intently beside you, automatically sitting down every time you stop. You taught him all this in one lesson, and the only thing you said was "good dog."