Training a dog at an early age is the best way to ensure that he or she remains obedient well into the future. The team at London K-9 Training has therefore created a concise list of five essential commands as well as their unique benefits.


Teaching a dog to sit is one of the easiest commands to learn and it is often used as a foundation for other tasks. Sitting is also great in the event that distractions might otherwise cause the dog to wander off.

Lie Down

Laying down can be used as a means to ensure that the animal remains in place or to prevent it from jumping upon new guests. Laying down is likewise effective in the event that a dog becomes agitated or if you wish to signal that playtime is over.

Leave It

Dogs are curious and therefore, they can often pick up prohibited items. Teaching a dog to drop an object on command is essential and it can help to prevent dangerous situations (such as if your dog happens to pick up a sharp item).


While out and about, a dog should always learn to stay by your side. Countless accidents can be prevented. Staying is likewise useful in the event that other dogs happen to be present.


Coming when asked is a final useful command. In the event that a dog breaks a lead or happens to run near a busy motorway, obedience is crucial to avoid potentially serious (or even deadly) scenarios.

The team at London K-9 Training specialises in reinforcing positive canine behaviour. If you are having trouble training your dog, make it a point to secure a booking with one of our experts today.