Sit Command

How to Teach a Dog to Sit


Teaching your dog to sit is a simple and extremely useful command. It gives you a remarkably straightforward method for controlling him when you need him to remain for a while in one place. Utilizing proper hand cues are essential to training.


Steps to Teaching Your Dog to Sit

  1. Get on the same level as your dog, whether on the floor or in a chair next to him.
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  2. Hold a treat close to his nose and let his head follow the treat as you move your hand above his head.
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  3. As you raise your hand about two inches above your dog’s eyes, give the Sit command. He should sit naturally as he moves his head up to look at the treat.
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  4. Give him the treat after he sits while offering him praise.
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  5. Practice getting your dog to sit on command five consecutive times for five continuous days.

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.When teaching any new command, it's necessary to have your dog's attention without overstimulating him. The objective is to get him in a calm, relaxed, and submissive mood. After learning to sit on command, start rewarding him with a treat every other time, and then randomly. A random reward can be a significant motivation and powerful reinforcement for dogs.
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