Why should you know how to train your dog to sit? The answer is that the dog is one of the most active pets. As a result, teaching your dog to sit help is very necessary. It is not only help dog owner to increase the calm, controlled behavior, but also to reduce the out-of-control behavior such as barking, howling,…
Due to the enormous benefits of training your dog to sit, this lesson will introduce you a set of fundamental and particular steps so you can easily practise.
Preparing and establishing an appropriate environment.
You can choose your dog daily food or any treats smelling good and easy to get your dog attention. Cookies, pieces of apple, chicken,… are highly recommended. Please do not use harmful dog food.
After that, you have to select a training environment that should be comfortable and spacious. A room or a back yard of your house can be the best place. Please try your best to avoid anyone or anything annoys your work.
You also have to pick one word as a command to make your dog sit whenever you say it out loud. For example: “Stay”,”Sit”,…. On the other hand, one command word to let the dog free such as: “Ok”, “Free”,…
Using the treat to get your dog attention and force your dog to sit.
Firstly, showing your treat to your dog by moving the treat near its nose but you have to prevent the dog from nipping the treat. From now, the dog will fully attend to your movement.
Secondly, you slowly raise the treat over the top of the dog’s head while the dog fully focuses on the trick. Then stop at the top of its head and move your hand a little bit lower to force your dog to sit. (In this case, Most of the dogs will usually sit. If your dog still stands up or backs up to follow the treat, try to lower your hand or find an appropriate position at the dog’s head.)
Thirdly, say loudly and clearly “Sit” or “Stay” and give the treat trick to your dog as its rear or tail lands ground.
Lastly, praise its behavior again by rubbing the head and using words such as “Good boy”, “Good”,…
Releasing your dog by using the second command word and repeat the training session.
Saying “Ok” or “Free” to release your dog from sitting.
It takes at least five times a day time to teach your dog achieving this skill. After 1 week or more, resuming your course without the treat but you still use your empty hand to force to sit. Suddenly, you should give your dog a treat after he completes your course fourth time or more.
Forcing the dog by telling your dog “Sit” or “Stay”.
Just standing beside or in front of the dog, telling “sit” or “stay” and observing until it sits by itself.
Changing the environment.
This is the final step in this training session. You have to change the environment to let someone or some exciting things annoy your dog. Thanks to the advantage of this step will help you to control your dog at anywhere.