Settle for territorial behaviours
Settle is a long and relaxed stay. Here I work through the stages of "settle" for desensitising dogs to triggers of territorial behaviour.
"Watch" is a great way to redirect your dogs attention and get them to focus on you. I often use it for dogs who are reactive outside but it's uses are endless
Loose Lead Walking
Although general obedience is not really my role as a veterinary behaviourist, I find myself coming back more and more to the foundation skills which can build (or break) your communication and bond with your dog. Lead walking is one of them. I see so many brilliant owners who would never knowingly hurt their dog but who end up in a tug of war on their neck when walking. It doesn't have to be that way, but be under no illusions- it is not quick. Consistency is key. Letting them pull sometimes will actually reinforce the pulling more.
I hope this explains the basics. Signing up to a training class which uses no positive punishment is always encouraged and I am delighted to work with your trainer if you have one.
Touch is teaching your dog to target your hand with their nose. This can be used to move your dog or redirect their attention in a positive way.
Leave it cue for objects
This is for dogs who have been to leave food (with positive methods- I will advise) and now need to generalise this to other objects