How to Teach Your Dog to Sit | Dog Training
How To Train Your Dog To Sit
Sit is a basic manors foundation behavior
that pretty much everyone wants
their dog to know.
And the good news is, it’s easy to train.
If you follow a few
First of course you need your dog and some
yummy treats, something
that they like so that you can reward them
as they get the behavior correct.
Take some nice treats in your hand, have your
dog in a standing position and just lure your
dog into the sit position.
When they get into the sit position you’re
going to want to tell them using
a very crisp and clear marker word such as
‘good’ that they did the behavior
correctly and they are going to get rewarded
You want to do a lot of
repetition (good)! so it’s easy for your dog.
The movement is quite small it’s
just from the nose up over the head (good)!
but hits the ground.
You tell your
dog they did a good job and then you give
them a treat.
Step two is you’re going to have a treat in
both hands, you’re going to lure
(good)! with the food in your hand but you’re
going to deliver the treat from
your other hand.
This way you can get off of having to move
your dog through
space with food sooner than later (good)!
The food that’s in your hand becomes
Then you’re ready to just move your hand up
and back through space
to get your dog into position.
Then lets make sure we put the food away.
So that we make sure our dogs will pay attention
to us and do this on a
visual cue without having to follow a cookie
Palm up (good)!
So I waited for him to do the correct behavior
which was the sit.
I didn’t want
his paws coming up.
So if you see something you don’t like just
don’t say ‘good’
and try again.
Once you would bet your paycheck that your
dog will move into
the seated position when you give him a visual
(good)! cue, you’re ready
to put the verbal on.
Don’t rush that.
Make sure that you’re ready to bet your paycheck.
you’re going to say the word and then follow
it with a definition.
your visual cue “”sit, good””.
If he had not sat I would have simply given
the visual cur.
I don’t want to say sit, sit, sit.
I want him to do it the first
So I’ll get him back into a standing position
With lots of
repetition eventually your dog will simply
sit when they hear the word.
And that’s how to train a sit.