“Sit Ubu sit, good dog.” While your goal may be to train your dog how to sit, whether it’s through dog obedience training or informal training you conduct at home, nothing’s more gratifying and important than having your dog sit upon command.
Whether it’s simple dog training or dog training behavior schools, as the dog owner you’ll notice your feisty puppy will likely do anything but sit. Getting your puppy to sit upon command is not an easy task; however, with the appropriate dog training you can be a master.
Two of the basic commands of dog training, “Dog sit” or “Dog down” require patience. After all, these commands will be knew to your spunky puppy but it could be very satisfying for you and your pup once he learns his new trick. Not only is dog training a bonding experience for you and your pooch, by having treats on hand for post-training, it’s a great way to positively reinforce the behavior you’d like to continue.
For starters, dog training for the sit command entails putting the collar and leash on your dog. Next, say “sit” to the puppy firmly and gently put the dog in a position to sit. For instance, some experts recommend putting slight pressure on his behind and literally getting him to sit. Once he’s in the sitting position, part of the dog training encompasses praises whether it’s “Good boy” or “Good Girl” and “Sit” or “Stay”, etc. Once you let pressure off his backside, if he starts to stand up and move you can say, “No”, “Sit…sit….sit….” and apply pressure again so he sits. Repetition helps your puppy learn quickly during dog training for the sit command.
Since this is new to your pooch, it may frustrate him. He may not want to sit when you tell him to so remember this: when it comes to dog training, practice and repetition are key. Slowly but surely you can spend more time practicing and when commanding your puppy by using a firm, commanding voice yet not scaring him, for the five to ten minutes of dog training you’ll spend more time when he’s sitting by praising him.
During dog training, even at dog obedience schools or in the comfort of your own home regardless of the command, praise and reinforcement are key. You want the situation to be one where you’re in command yet not scary; you want it to be relaxed, fun, and loving. During the actual dog training itself you should only verbally praise your dog – petting or providing treats will distract him. After all, you can do that later!
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