In this post, we’re going to show you how to teach your dog to go settle.
That might be on her bed or in her crate, for example.
It’s the go-to command when you don’t want her begging at the table, if you’re entertaining friends and want to keep her out of the way, or if you want her to settle when you’re leaving the house.
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The training methods we write about here at Pet Checkers aren’t our own.
They are the positive re-enforcement methods of world-renowned dog trainer, Victoria Stilwell.
How to Teach Your Dog to Go Settle, Step-by-Step
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you have taught your dog to lay down and stay, asking to go settle should be relatively simple.
If your dog doesn’t have a good stay, you may struggle, so work on that first.
Here are some frequently asked questions;
“I Can’t Get My Dog to Settle, What Am I Doing Wrong?”
Try exercising her first before asking her to settle.
Take her for a big walk or a runaround. Play fetch or tug with her and tire her out a bit to get rid of any excess energy.
Dogs respond to training much better after exercise.
“My Dog Goes to Bed Perfectly Until We Have Guests, Then She Won’t Settle at All. What Should I Do?”
Firstly, keep practicing with her in a quiet environment but remember, your dog will find it really difficult to settle if she’s excited or anxious.
In this case, try removing her from the situation and taking her to a different room where it’s quieter and she can settle more easily.
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