Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics

This one’s particularly interesting though because we have tons of big hyper dogs now as you know I love working with hyper dogs But trying to convey to people that a hyper dog is a smart dog is sometimes challenging That’s my goal in this class. It looks like a Boxer Pit mix, so we’re thinking We’re gonna teach our dogs to have a look at us by using a hand signal. Dogs are heavily responsive to exaggerated body language so in the beginning it might look something like look at me, like this, really really exaggerating We have a nice tight training problem close eye to eye now. I don’t know biscuit too. Well and if you were me you would be a little cautious about going eye to eye with a dog like this that you didn’t know, and Is he good with strangers, coming into his area? “He is.” “Okay very good look at me. Yes very good this work right here eye to eye I’m gonna hold up the treat Look at me and since I like what he’s doing I’m gonna click because I like that remember the click means “Good dog, I like what you did, you win a prize.” Look at me And I’m taking my time getting them to treat, as long as you mark that Behavior with the clicker, to let them know you like it or yes If you’re not using the clicker, Then you can take your time getting the treat to them. The click marks the behavior not the treat. Most frustrating thing when working with a hyper dog is that they’re so quick it is on us to speed up to keep up with them we’ve got to be able to nail the behavior with a clicker the Instant they do it right so in this case look at me right there. I mean as I was saying it. I had eye contact Right here look at me very engaging you got to keep the rhythm up You got to keep the pace, you’re gonna have to make sure the moment he does something right, you’re there He’s a fast-paced train, a dog like this, so you can’t be too slow within the next five minutes every dog in here should be able to Leave turkey alone when we put it in front of them We’re going to them how to do it, without force, without pulling them away in any way I’m gonna drop it on the ground. However. What’s she gonna do when I drop it on the ground? She’s gonna go for it. Show me a nice loose leash here, no tension, so I’m gonna drop it But I’m not gonna let her get it when she looks away same concept I’m gonna click her, and I’m gonna pick up the treat, and I’m gonna give it to her. Don’t touch this It’s all it’s not so much the words that you’re saying. I think the biggest mistake We make when we’re teaching a dog something new is we save words at them, but there’s very little heartfelt communication Even though she may not know “What don’t touch that” means right now, she feels my energy She knows what I’m going for, and she’s you know, we’ve worked a little bit to build some initial communication, “Don’t touch this please,” I’m not gonna make her wait for an eternity right now. I’m gonna pick it up and give it to her. And then if she’s okay, and no tension on the leash Only because I know cuz I know that’s the instinct, all the more, you should have faith in your communication you should trust that your dog really will know what you mean, if you just take a few minutes to communicate with them more. Training is a concept of training where we use a treat to coax our dog into a specific position So we’re gonna use that nose to our advantage, right here So just like this Good, and we’re gonna say “Sit” as his butt hits the ground. He already knows that. He know how to lie down on command? Somewhat but not really. So we’re gonna use the same concept of training here We’re gonna lure them down. A big mistake that a lot of people make with, oh wow He’s making it he’s making me look good here. A big mistake that a lot of people make with this though, is they do this and well alright Normally they go fast is what they do What you should do is you should let him nibble on it nice and slow. Now if they if they didn’t lie down He’s too good. I need a dog that’s not listening quite that well. Yep. Why am I clicking Delilah right there? She did not lie down, but I clicked anyway. She’s on the right track look. She’s trying It’s it’s vital that when our dogs are on the right track when we’re teaching them something new That we really let him know we like that Yes, right there, that foot came forward, and then let her know I like it. That’s one more step in the right direction Yes, oh I’m gonna reward that cuz that was very good. You see how both of those feet started to move, starting to go into the down Notice the training bubble nice, and low you’re nice and tight. You see this, so with a new dog again this provides You’re very comfortable if your dog and we’re comfortable with her So we’re okay with doing it the next step is one of those feet is gonna move forward at that moment be ready to click Do you know what I’m saying really good. I’m good. I love the kisses. I love the affection there. It’s very genuine It’s very real energy. The more real, the faster your dog learns now. We’ve got our attention You never know when you’re gonna get it, but now that we have it. Yes very good We want to seize that momentum right there, you see what I’m saying? Momentum is a big deal We don’t hear a lot about that dog turning because a moment ago, she was like uh huh I don’t feel like it, but now all of a sudden, those moments go longer and longer. That’s the beginning That’s a sign that you’re on the right track So I got lucky with a group of people here that seem to really get their dogs And you’re very engaging with them be engaging with your dogs And that’s such an impossible thing to really teach and have to come from within but the more sincere you are with your dog, the more likely they are to respond to you. This is one of my new favorite classes really, and I love all of my classes I promise I do, but it seems like these guys really got it. I saw very little frustration Do you prefer working with a high-energy dog or kind of more of a chill, low-key dog? I mean everyone’s different I personally like energetic dogs to work with but that’s me. Let me know in the comments below Also, make sure you are subscribed and make sure you click thumbs up if you like this video And you want more videos like this and like me on facebook Slash b zack George, okay. Love you guys and we’ll see you in the next video

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  1. Zak Georgeโ€™s Dog Training Revolution says:

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  2. Camenraider CC says:

    My dogs started laughing while i was watching this….

  3. Barney nomnom says:

    can all you people who view this video pleaseeee go to this link and lets get this moron reported and his poor dog removed off him please go and lets get this kind of behaviour stopped @

  4. Tiger Brave says:

    Thanks I have one dog and I have to buy another the first ones breed is shih-tzu and I will buy a German Shepard thanks again for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Beast 509 says:

    Pointed my finger to my eyes to teach dog to stare me

    Dog: takes out my eyes with his teeth


    Repping Dunder Mifflin

  8. Marie j says:

    2:32 I'm so working in my dog not beg food, he'll drag me around for a little itsy bitsy piece of food, search de trash for a lick of food, he behaves As is never eaten. ๐Ÿคฆ

  9. Flavius Belisarius says:

    I feel like I know this guy from tv but idk what show

  10. darell mesa says:

    I'm watching this because our neighbor's dog is sleeping in my left side

  11. Erika Song says:

    wow very easy to learn! thanks!

  12. Shirleypix Bowman says:

    Nice points!

  13. Roger Lowford says:

    Awesome video! It assisted me a lot!

    Important Video!I really like it! It helped me a lot!

  14. Vernon Eatwell says:

    I don't like the clicker that you have. I believe that the clicker would make the dog not listen to you

  15. dylan jordan says:

    Dude look like he bout to sell some Shamwows.

  16. ariyalur specials says:

    Its awesome

  17. ariyalur specials says:

    How to control without clicker

  18. S. M. R. Swasey says:

    Good stuff. I just started a dog walking and training company. I like you style we are very similar. Iโ€™ve never been a huge fan of a clicker. Anybody give me the pros and cons

  19. Chris says:

    Im here so when Iโ€™m to drunk to drive my dog could drive us home.

  20. Roseys Pastel life says:

    yea I was teaching my dog to shake and he just kept laying down it took 2 days worth of training ;-;

  21. Neo Deeta says:

    great video thank you so much

  22. Delylah Holland says:

    I have a very hyper dog. And she seems more excited than those dogs so how should I train her?

  23. Angel Wings 1314 says: much is this? Or where can i go to do this.

  24. Alex J says:

    I have a pitbull. Adult the dog behaves good all morning and mid afternoon no problem.once its after 4pm or 6 starts acting real bad i have to tie her up until next day i dont know whats wrong with her? Does anyone have this problem

  25. The Peoples James says:

    Great video!!!!

  26. Amirah Mena says:

    it worked!

  27. Brenden White says:

    This is absolutely amazing

  28. Khye Graham says:

    Where would one buy a clicker?

  29. Jennifer Farrell says:

    I have a 5 yr old male Maltese/ Pekinese mix. He doesn't know any basic commands and he barks almost constantly. Help!

  30. Paul kims says:

    Zak i want to become adog trainer how do i start please help.

  31. Rondy Seppala says:

    I cant sleep cuz im getting a puppy tomarow. Its a corgi

  32. Luciana Pinto says:

    im watching all of his videos in order to prepare for my new puppy thatโ€™s coming in less than two weeks๐Ÿ˜

  33. Taylah Maggs says:

    that wouldn't work on my your next video try doing little dogs like jack russells

  34. Hernani Pamposa says:


  35. Slow*ness says:

    Thank youu, i't really helped me now, my dog knows how to sit, and dont pick up stuff from floor

  36. Rose-Mia says:

    My dog is 8 years old and he is a stubborn boy. He can sit and such but I cannot make him lie down. He won't attempt to take the food from my hand. He will just sit there and look at me or look the other way if I try to tell him what to do.

  37. MaddBlakMannVideos says:

    I tried this on my girlfriend and now I click, give her a treat, then she cooks me tacos, rubs my back, rubs my ####, you know the works! Thanks dog whisperer man! You rock!

  38. Gisabel Hodge says:

    I don't know why I even watch this if I don't even have a dog๐Ÿ˜‘

  39. craisin7 says:

    What a bunch of good dogs! Nice job!

  40. Kxzk SpamsL2 says:

    Um how do I prevent my dog from biting its a Labrador and about 7months old

  41. Steven Schmitt says:

    But does he sit on a toilet

  42. ุฒู†ุฌูŠ - says:

    does it work on a reindeer?

  43. Monty & Mia says:

    I just taught my blind 13 year old dog sit and Iโ€™m so happy ๐Ÿ˜€

  44. Naveen Kumar says:


  45. John Magnesium says:

    Why am I even watching this if I donโ€™t even have a dog?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  46. bugbug C says:

    zak can u please explain why you chose a border collie puppy

  47. Pro Girl says:

    This is really helpful thankyou!! Now I feel my american stanffordshire is really learning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  48. kuba szkwarek says:

    huj ci w dupe

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  50. Naomi Marcelin says:

    this did not help sorry for saying that

  51. Elemental Mythical wolf says:

    thanks for these vids i wanted to be a dog trainer s this really helps even though i don't need to be watching this at the same time because i have a perfectly trained dog :3

  52. Selim Gueci says:

    i prefer high energy dogs

  53. xXHoney-Chan Xx says:

    Ummm at school I canโ€™t hear this? Probably something with the headphones?. ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง

  54. Randolph Evaristo says:

    Nice Zak George you're the man! i learned a lot from you by watching your channel and i'm inspired to apply it on my dog.I hope to watch more videos from you soon! I also have a youtube channel where i upload videos of my dog training i hope you also visit it guys thanks!

  55. Shoot2kill Only says:

    What Is The Click Do Or What Does It Mean Or Is It A Item Please Reply

  56. Mark Babao TV says:

    Wow i love to try this to my dog . Thank u for the tips

  57. Scooter Man says:

    So useful for my siberiannhusky Loki, he's really hyper and so this is rlealy helpful.

  58. Minty Tea says:

    Nah my dog is sooo dumb lmao, he keeps on jumping on me and ripping it out of my hand ๐Ÿ˜‚.

  59. Mamo camder Tok says:

    This guy's no idea what he doing …just make sound blah blah blah

  60. Mr. Ice king says:

    Gotta do this to my belgian chowchow

  61. Baylee Traylor says:

    I'm teaching my dig and it s working all BC of your video

  62. brain eater says:

    This guy move too much i m felling dizzy

  63. ebeeebee1 says:

    Real question is what kinda treat are you giving them?

  64. Britt K says:

    Anyone recommend some good treats for a pom/mix. He's about a medium sized dog, but his treat motivation isn't the best. He is very good at paying attention.

  65. Humphrey Jumburu says:

    I love my Duke but I needed to get him under control, after he bit my
    MOTHER during a visit I realized I was letting him run amok too much.
    Between these videos and the Brain Training program ( ) he
    has finally been acting much more like a good doggo. Real test comes in
    a month… during my mother's birthday party.

  66. Brucal _Gaming says:


  67. Gomiru says:

    i dont know why im watching this without a goddamn

  68. Delwin Boalt says:

    Can you help me with my dog i have been trying to train her but she does not listen

  69. Raushan Sinha says:

    Hi i have German Shepherd baby he is extremly energetic… Playfull but hebites alot i know he is interacting but how can i get rid of his habbits ??

  70. roshan gogu says:

    RIP his hands

  71. Sidney Black says:

    Now just replace the word "dog" with "girlfriend" while re-watching this ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  72. Sidney Black says:

    Who else was brought here by CRP?

  73. QuacklQuacks says:

    Never had energetic dogs but when I first met my aunties cat I was super high energy like always and he would always stay upstairs because he wasnt used to energy I feel like a high energy dog would be able to keep up with me and not be outrun

  74. Vasia Vasia says:

    My dog is 8 years old. He only knows to sit. Can I still teach him?

  75. Mineslof Cat says:

    Does it work on xenomorphs?

  76. Eโ€™s Not Epic says:

    Instructions unclear my dog is now a dragon

  77. Hallee Karmik says:

    My puppy is so wild that if we tried to teach her to not eat the treat she would paw and bite our hand. What should I do?

  78. Sswineamer69 says:

    Is the clicker necessary or can you use a snap of the fingers?

  79. Cringe Bot99 says:

    I got a dog yesterday

  80. J C says:

    I got a Amstaff 2 days ago and I LOVE her, we named her kiara

  81. NHV Natural Pet Products says:

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  82. Judging Budgie says:

    So far I've taught my dog come here, wait, lie down and leave it.
    I've only had him three weeks so I'm pretty happy!
    He's a greyhound so he can't sit, he's incredibly quiet and he looks at me naturally when I speak, so sit, speak and look at me aren't really necessary. I was wondering what to train him next, I was thinking off? Like for when I want him to get off furniture and stuff

  83. This girl Sarah is Crazy says:

    im a 13 year old with a 1year old HYPER german shepherds, this taught me how to teach him and myself how to interact better, i got him to stop eating food thats left out around the house ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. monica Live says:


  85. Izzy Flores says:

    How da heck u do dat.

  86. Noob 9281 says:

    My dog is a police dog

  87. Psychosis o-O says:

    Thanks for the informative video, very interesting. Probably 1 of the most important skills to teach your dog is to only eat food given by their owner. We have a huge problem in South Africa where criminals throw food full of poison into the homes of dog owners so that they can kill the dog and break in a week or two later.

  88. ivanyoel gomez says:

    Hey! Can you train my dog trust me; HES A CHALLENGE SOMETIMES…

  89. Emilia TCG says:

    I make farm animal noises when my Staffie puppy is too distracted to come back to me- then she covers me in doggy kisses aka slobbers.

  90. Van says:

    You obviously pay to have your channel up top. Lol. No one has that many videos listed

  91. Courtney Phillips says:

    I am training my dog with a clicker and every time he heard the click on the video he looked at me for a treat ๐Ÿคฃ… time to use headphones!!

  92. Cara Wrona says:

    Food I got a new dog

  93. Wayne Winner says:

    pls watch my video on training a dog link is below

  94. SportsProdigy 1 says:

    What is that clicker even for

  95. Samuel Colt says:

    How do I get my dog to be more or less okay with another eating from their bowl, my dog is the alpha and semi trained, in very basic come and go, sit and stay, but when another dog is eating from his bowl he tends to be aggressive and it is something I want to break him from, if possible. Thanks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  96. Delicia Chetty says:

    I really love this video, it is extremely important to have your dogโ€™s trusting
    you in order for them to be obedient and well behaved. My dogs are
    extremely intelligent, even saved my neighbours kid from being attacked by some
    monkeys a few months ago. I trained my dogs with Remember
    guys '' More intelligent dogs are more obedient and well behaved' Train those
    beautiful babies well!

  97. Zamir Tarmu says:

    I havnt seen a single challenging dog on any of your videos. You are a fine trainer but how about a video with a challenging animal. I.e. husky on keppro, paces dog and yard for hours, canโ€™t drink water without flipping the bowl, destroys roses, planters, upturns buckets of granite sand, will not allow you to place a collar or harness, can not put a pill in their mouth. This is all day long and most of the night. Every one of your videos are low chill dogs. Not one is with a truly hyper dog. Please letโ€™s see one with a truly hyper dog.

  98. brock kavanagh says:

    It didnโ€™t work with my dog

  99. Dog Lover Club says:

    Omg nice..

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