Elmo and his two bigger friends are being taught a new command “Wait”. This command is not an easy task for the dogs, since they are very curious, playful and easily distracted animals. Elmo, the smallest dog, is a Chihuahua and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix, he has more trouble understanding the concept of the command and, especially, the rewarding part. However, this dog obviously knows better how to succeed in this life. What happens when the dogs’ owner tells them it is OK to eat the sausage is so unexpected! It seriously made me burst out laughing. Enjoy this super positive and funny video and don’t be greedy, share it with your friends and family.
What a smartie! In a big family you have to get it while you can. If you want to teach your dog this command, you should start with the basics: sit, stand, lay. The animal has to learn to pay attention first. Then you have to figure out what type of reward your dog prefers more: some get excited about food, some would do anything just for a pat or playtime. Either way every learning session should end up on a positive note. Dogs get bored really quick of the commands that don’t require any movement, so try to make your sessions 5-15 minutes long, and stop as soon as you start getting frustrated. Dogs can sense our emotions, and training should always be a positive experience for both of you. Teaching your dog to WAIT can be challenging. Work with your dog on the leash first. It will give you the ability to control and reinforce the animal’s moves. The keys to success in teaching your dog tricks are patience, practice, praise, and persistence.