Teaching Your Dog To Sit – Part 1

Teaching Your Dog to Sit - Part 1

Teaching Your Dog to Sit – Part 1 of a 5-Part Series. Keep in mind that you will need to continue working with your dog on the basic commands to help reinforce them. If you see that your dog is getting frustrated or does not want to do what you are asking, you may want to focus on some tricks. Here’s what to do:

You can also reward your dog for any new behavior that they have accomplished. I recommend using a treat as a reward.

Now, let’s talk about how to teach your dog to do the new trick. Again, you’ll need to continue to work with your dog for reinforcement.

One way to do this is to begin teaching them the basic command “sit” and when they begin to sit you move up to the next command and so on. You want to make sure that your dog has some experience being asked to sit before you begin this method. You don’t want to risk your dog being confused and then getting into trouble.

Teaching Your Dog to Sit - Part 1

Teaching Your Dog to Sit – Part 1

So, let’s talk about how to teach your dog to sit. I suggest that you use treats as a reward for a sit. I usually use two treats in order to make sure that my dog gets it right.

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First, make sure that you have your dog sitting down. Place the treat near their nose. After they sit, you can slowly move the treat away from their nose and down towards their chest.

A great tip for when your dog seems to be doing something wrong is to look around for a clear training spot. It would be important for you to repeat this command and the reason why you will be repeating it should make sense.

Second, I’d suggest that you begin working with a single part at a time. You can use one part at a time or all of the same command. The point is to work at doing one part at a time until you feel comfortable that you have accomplished the entire training.

Teaching Your Dog to Sit - Part 1

Teaching Your Dog to Sit – Part 1

Third, if you notice that your dog seems to be making mistakes you can get away with one part but then switch to another part. You may be able to work your dog to do just one thing at a time. You can look for places to practice in your own yard or outside.

Conclusion On Teaching Your Dog

Keep in mind that these are only a few tips. There are many others and I wouldn’t suggest trying to go into them here. Instead, you may want to take a look at this article again to see what else you may want to add.

Teaching Your Dog to Learn Any New Tricks – When I first started out, I had no idea what to do to teach my dog any new tricks. I used food treats and praise for a while. But as I began to teach my dog new tricks, I realized that we were not reinforcing his efforts.

That’s when I realized that I needed to use a rewards-based method to teach my dog new tricks. If you have found this article helpful. Please click the link below to find out more about teaching your dog tricks.


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