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Universal Commands - In

The "In" command.

This one is fairly simple and does not really need illustration.

In Border Collie Rescue all verbal commands used are accompanied by hand signals which serve to emphasise and compliment the instruction.
This is of great benefit when training deaf dogs, dogs with learning difficulties and dogs with short attentions spans.

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Point indoors or towards the door or vehicle or item you wish the dog to enter with your arm and index finger fully extended.
Use this if you want your dog to go indoors, jump into a car, go into a crate, kennel or anywhere it needs to be sent.

A dog may show some reluctance in following this command to start with so you should be aware of your tone and body language in order that the dog does not misunderstand that this is a form of punishment. Keep it light and happy.

Some dogs may have a phobia about going through open doorways or narrow passages and you may need to address this before it will accept the command. It is normal for a dog to be taught to follow its handler rather than lead, so the use of this command should be restricted to situations where the dog is required to go into something without the handler necessarily following or to go indoor in advance of the handler in order to make sure it is out of the way while the handler gets on with something else.

If a dog is wary or aggressive of strangers and someone looks over your garden wall while the dog is loose with you, use this command to get the dog indoors while you deal with the visitor.
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