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Here is an advanced training manual for dog owners.

Step 1: Choose a command word for each behaviour you want to teach. For example, "sit" for sitting, "stay" for staying, and "come" for coming when called.


Step 2: Choose a reward for good behaviour. This can be a treat, praise, or a toy.


Step 3: Start with a basic behavior, such as "sit." Show the dog a treat and hold it in front of their nose. Slowly move the treat up and over the dog's head, causing them to look up and sit. As soon as the dog's bottom touches the ground, say the command word ("sit") and immediately give them the treat.


Step 4: Practice the behaviour regularly. Do several repetitions of the behaviour in a row, using the command word each time. Gradually increase the amount of time the dog is required to hold the behaviour before receiving a reward.


Step 5: Add a verbal cue. Once the dog is consistently performing the behaviour on command, add a verbal cue, such as a whistle or a clicker. Use the cue just before giving the command word.


Step 6: Practice in different environments. Once the dog is consistently performing the behaviour on command in one environment, start practising in different environments to help generalise the behavior.


Step 7: Add distractions. Gradually introduce distractions, such as other people or animals, to help the dog learn to focus on you and the command in any situation.


Step 8: Add duration and distance. Gradually increase the amount of time the dog is required to hold the behaviour (duration) and the distance between you and the dog (distance).


Step 9: Add off-leash training. Once the dog is able to perform the behaviour on-leash in a variety of environments, start working on off-leash training. This will require the dog to have a strong foundation in obedience and a high level of focus and attention on you.


By following these steps, you can teach your dog advanced behaviours and build a strong foundation for training. Remember to be patient and consistent, and always reward good behaviour with treats, praise, or toys.

Good luck with your training!

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