Over the weekend my grandmother got a new dog. She asked me to train it to sit. Training your dog to sit is fairly easy. To train your dog to sit, you have to be patient and encouraging. Whenever your dog obeys you, I find it helps to give them a treat. When training your dog to sit, you should give breaks after five or ten minutes.
Going in a quiet room to teach this command will sometimes help. If your dog does not know his name, you should teach that first.
Dogs usually sit when they feel like it or they are tired.the hard part is getting them to understand when you want them to do it. I will list the steps to getting your dog to sit for you.
• Bond with your dog/dogs
• Buy a package of treats
• Talk to your dog for three minutes
• Hold a treat above their nose and say "sit" in a clear voice
• Whenever your dog gets his rear end close to the ground feed him the treat
• Scratch your dog's head and talk to him
• Do this for ten minutes three times a day
If you do these steps correctly, it should only take ten minutes three times a day for about two weeks.
Training your dog to sit can be fun for your dog if you reward him with treats or toys. Teaching this command can be useful, for example, if you want your dog/dogs to sit patiently so you can give them their food at meal times. Also, when you train your dog to sit, you can be less worried when at the veterinarian's office or in other public settings. Follow these steps and you’ll be ready to go.
There are many other dog training methods, but I find this the most effective. If you get frustrated while training your dog to sit and can’t find any other ways, you may want to buy some dog training products.
Many people think it takes hours and days, maybe months, to teach your dog a new command. Every dog is different, but most take two to three weeks. Also, if it does take more than three weeks be patient.
Restrict giving treats every time your dog does something correct or else he will expect them as the norm. After he starts to get it, don’t give treats everytime. Praise your dog and sometimes give him a treat.
If your dog makes a mistake, correct him verbally. If you physically correct him, it will become generally an aggressive or frightened dog. Raising a dog takes care and compassion.
If you get toys that induce learning for your dog, they will look forward to these training sessions.
Once your dog is trained to sit, his confidence will increase. Dogs have pride about confidence in themselves. It will sometimes even correct dominance issues.
As you train your dog, you should decrease the food rewards and give enthusiastic praise instead. If you’re still having trouble, consult these steps:
• Train your dog before his mealtime so he's eager for the reward.
• Always use the same command to avoid confusion
• Always have the treat ready instead of fumbling around for it
• Dogs pick up on your feelings so always act nice and kind during these sessions
• It’s best not to push your dog's rear down on the floor