Train Your Dog To Sit
Easy methods for training your dog to sit on command
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how to train
your dog to sit is one of the essentials skills for every dog
owner and is essential for having a well-behaved
dog. Its also one of the easiest commands to teach your dog because
it is a natural movement for your dog.
You will use the dog sit command around your house on a daily
basis. A dog who knows how to sit will also be easier to control
when you’re outside of your home.
Your dog will sit patiently at a
busy street while you wait to cross, he will sit on the examining
table at the veterinarian’s office and he will sit still while a
neighbor pets him.
There are endless situations when you’ll use the sit command and
it will become part of your regular routine. After you're finished
training your dog to sit down, he will begin using it automatically in certain
situations and will easily go into a sit position when you ask him.
Teach Your Dog The Sit Command
your dog standing in front of you, place a treat in the fist of your
your dog to “sit.”
Meanwhile, hold your fist slightly above your dog's head and move
your fist backwards a few inches away from you.
your dog doesn’t sit when you move your fist above his head, give
him a little help by lightly pushing his backside to the ground with
your other hand.
soon as your dog’s backside hits the ground and he’s in a sitting
position, give him the treat from your hand.
“Good sit” and praise him for a job well done.
Repeat the command several times until your dog gets the hang of it.