Sit is the first command every dog must learn. Here are 5 easy steps to teach your new puppy to sit
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There is a reason the command SIT is so important
SIT allows your dog to stop moving and focus on you. Your dog cannot run, jump or wiggle when sitting
SIT is crucial for teaching your dog many other commands
Only once your dog SITS can you teach them to
SIT allows your dog to focus his attention on you
When your dog SITs, his entire attention is on you. This eliminates other distractions.
5 easy steps
Here are 5 easy steps to teach your puppy to SIT
Training should not be started unless you have treats
Get plenty of enticing treats that your dog simply cannot resist. Then start training.
If your dog knows his name, call him.
Call your dog to you. Make sure your dog is looking at you before you start the next step.
Slowly is key
Move the treat above your dog's head alowly. make sure the attention of your dog is on the treat.
Your dog will follow the movement of the treat.
As and when your dog follows the street movement with his head, your dog will start to move backward.
The moment your dog's butt hits the floor, say SIT and offer a treat.
Do not delay in offering the treat. The moment the blood touches the ground, the treat and the command should come simultaneously
If your dog tries to jump, say NO
Your pup needs to understand that sitting is the only way of getting that rate. If your dog tries to jump, say no and do not engage with your dog.
Within a few attempts, your dog should start sitting to receive treats.
Even though your dog starts to sit to get treats, continue providing the command and treat simultaneously to establish a positive reinforcement.
Practice...practice and some more practice
Practice the SIT command every day for 5 minutes at a time at different times of the day. This will help set the command in memory
Eventually your pup will sit even in absence of treats
Time and patience are key to good training. Never punish your dog.
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