Training Tip: Get off the couch!

Is your snuggle-bug taking up too much room on the sofa? Next time you want to steal that pre-warmed cushion, try using the 'come' command instead of saying something like 'get off the couch'. 

They know 'come' and they like doing it, using commands your dog knows make your communication flow easier! 

If you've taught them something like 'go to bed', that works as well, and if you want to get fancy you can always teach them 'get off the couch' as a command, the same way you taught come, sit, or down - using a treat lure.

Just remember that dogs don't understand english, you need to assign meaning to the words, but once it's there, they're eager to please.

Happy training!