Mastering the "Place" Command: A Guide for You and Your Pup

Mastering the "Place" Command: A Guide for You and Your Pup

Mastering the "Place" Command

Teaching your furry friend the "Place" command is a crucial step in their training journey, promoting good behavior and relaxation. This command simply designates a specific spot, like a cozy cot or bed, where your dog can relax and feel safe. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to teach your dog the "Place" command, just like a professional dog trainer would.

Understanding the "Place" Command:

The "Place" command teaches your dog to relax and stay in a designated spot. This spot becomes their safe haven, a place where they can unwind and feel comfortable.

Steps to Teach your Dog the "Place" Command:

  1. Choosing the Spot: Pick a comfortable and quiet spot for your dog's "Place." A raised cot, such as the Ruff'n Tumble PetCot, provides clear boundaries and a snug space for relaxation.

  2. Introducing the Command: Teach the "Place" command by guiding your dog to the spot and using a consistent cue, like "Place" or "Settle."

  3. Encouraging Use: Make the "Place" inviting by placing treats or toys on the cot and rewarding your dog for choosing to relax there.

  4. Reinforcing the Behavior: Use positive reinforcement, such as praise and treats, to encourage your dog to stay on the "Place." Gradually increase the duration of their stay as they get more comfortable.

  5. Consistency is Key: Use the same spot and command every time, and be patient as your dog learns.

Some Helpful Tips:

  • Start Slow: Break down the training into smaller steps and gradually increase the duration.
  • Use High-Value Rewards: Motivate your dog with special treats or toys.
  • Reduce Distractions: Train in a quiet environment and gradually introduce distractions.
  • Provide Guidance: Use a leash to gently guide your dog back to the "Place" if they wander off.
  • Seek Professional Help: Consider consulting a professional dog trainer if you need extra assistance.
  • Stay Positive: Keep a positive attitude during training and take breaks if either of you gets frustrated.


Elevate Your Training with the Ruff'n Tumble PetCot:

My personal recommendation is to use the Ruff 'n Tumble PetCot from The PetCot Company as your place cot. This innovative bed is not just a spot for your furry friend to relax; it's a valuable training tool for teaching the "Place" command. Its durable construction, featuring powder-coated steel frames and tubes, makes it perfect for even the most enthusiastic chewers. The quick assembly, thanks to our patented dual-frame design, takes just around 4 minutes or less. Additionally, the bed is designed for orthopedic comfort, providing optimal support for dogs of all sizes with a choice of durable vinyl or breathable mesh fabric material. With 21 years of customer-driven quality, the Ruff 'n Tumble PetCot is a reliable choice for your pet's comfort and training needs.
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