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How to Train a Puppy to Sit | Video

September 6, 20120 Comments

One of the very first obedience skills is how to train a puppy to sit.  This skill will serve the dog for his or her entire life and is the basis for several other skills.  Because it is important and because it is the first official obedience kind of training you will tackle with your puppy, you want to be sure that you are consistent and patient.  These two skills from you will really help the puppy learn well and learn quickly.

How to Train a Puppy to Sit

As mentioned in the video, choosing to train your puppy right before meal time is best.  Your puppy is hungry and will respond better to small treats as his reward for doing as you are instructing.  Get your puppy’s attention by allowing him to smell your hand and know that the treat is there.   Then move your hand above the puppy’s head so that he is now looking up and you may be surprised to see your dog sit without you even telling him!
Since this is a natural movement, your puppy will catch on quick!  Say his name and than a firm “Sit” command.  When the puppy gets it right, be sure to praise him. If they get it wrong, simply start over.  It is not that hard to learn how to train a puppy to sit, but it may take a little while for your little canine to get the idea. Keep each training session short, but repeat the sessions throughout the day.




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