German Shepherd Puppy Training Guide for Beginners – PART 4: Seven Common Commands

A well-behaved pup should be able to respond to basic directions to exhibit obedience. Expert dog trainer Brandon McMillan, author of Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days, calls these the “seven common commands”  – SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME, HEEL, OFF, and NO

These are the commands that most people will be using with their pets on a routine basis. With several 10-to-15-minute practice sessions each day, most pets can master these core skills in just a week or two.

Here’s a video showing how to train your dog to SIT, DOWN, and NO.

For detailed instructions, you can either get a copy of Brandon’s book below or check out his course on Masterclass, where he covers all the 7 basic commands and other common dog behavioral issues.

In his book Lucky Dog Lessons Brandon covers the 7 Common Commands and provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. 

The stories about the most “untrainable” dog he worked with are inspiring and encouraging.

In his MasterClass, Brandon shares his simple, effective training system to help you develop trust and control with your dog. From using commands like sit, stay, and down to fixing barking and digging, you’ll learn how to improve your dog’s behavior—and create a lifelong bond.