Teach Your Dog To Sit on Command

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    Teach Your Dog To Sit on Command

    Special Interest: Training

    Sit is one the most basic commands all dogs should know. Not only is it great for obedience training, but it’s also an essential first step to doing so many other tricks and dog sports.

    Have your dog stand in front of you. Hold a treat very close to your dog’s nose and force him to tilit his head up to get the treat while you tell him to sit. You may actually have push up gently on your dog’s nose while holding the treat to help him tilt his head back and into a sitting position. As soon as your dog sits, give him a release command such as “yes” or “ok” and give him the treat. You can practice sit at mealtime. Before giving your dog his bowl, tell him to sit. Then place the food bowl down on the ground as a reward and then give him your release command. Remember to be patient with your dog – he doesn’t have a long attention span so practice with your dog for a few minutes and then come back to it again later.

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    Activities: Training, Obedience

    TAGS: Basic Commands, Obedience, Training

    Items Needed: Treats or Favorite Toy

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