Sitting on command is one of the earliest, most important and useful lessons you’ll teach your new dog. Not only is the sit command an effective way to keep him from jumping on unsuspecting guests, but it’s also useful for keeping your dog safe when walking off-leash and away from your kitchen counter and table. Getting your dog to relate the word to the action can be challenging, but with patience and persistence, your dog will sit on command for anyone who asks.
Treats and Praise
Training your dog is much easier when you have a treat or two in your pocket. Before teaching your dog to sit, have a handful of treats in your hand. Always reward desired behavior with a treat immediately after he performs his task. Praise him using a sweet, gentle voice, and be consistent. When your dog associates treats and praise with good behavior, he is more likely to seek treats and praise by practicing it.
How to Teach Your Dog to Sit
Your dog doesn’t want to spend all day on his sitting lesson and neither do you. Keep …