How To Train A Dog To Sit

A dog is not just a companion for many. They are more than that. They are family and friends. They give happiness and also takes away stress and would make them forget some of their worries. And that is why they are called the man’s best friend. 

Some would say that even they are a responsibility, it is a great one. It is part of their life and joy to take them for walks and but them food and toys.

Dog photos are also well-liked these days, and that is why many have set their dogs on their own social media. It would be a lot easier to take their photo if they know tricks. Sitting is one of the basic tricks a dog can do. If you are thinking of teaching your dog some tricks, you can start with this for it is also the simplest.

Here the things you need to do:

1. Prepare for Treats

You will have to make sure to ready your treats on hand. For this, it is advisable to have small ones. This also counts if you decided to use a clicker, you will need to have that by hand.

2. The Right Environment

As you are starting to train them you will have to choose a place where they are comfortable and at ease. That way, it would be easier for them. It will be also easier for you to control them. Unlike when the place makes them anxious, it will be hard for them to concentrate or just be scared in general.

3. Have Their Attention

In training them, make sure you have their attention. This means keep them away in anything that distracts them. This includes their favorite toy or anything that will catch their attention. This is also one of the reasons why it is advised to not do the training outdoors. Aside from the fact that it is an uncontrollable environment, they may also get distracted with the surroundings.

4. Know the Methods

There are two methods in training your dogs to sit. You can choose one that will be easy and right for you and your dog.

a. Capturing 

It is said to be an easy way to train. In fact, it is perfect for trainers who are lazy. All you have to do is to carry treats or your clicker then go in front of them and ask them to sit. For them to know, you will have to gesture what sitting is to them, and they will know. As soon as they sit, give them the treat.

b. Luring

As the name suggests, this one is luring them with treats. You will have to put your dog in a sitting position when you give them the treat. Repeat it until your dog gets it. Every time they sit, give them a treat.

5. Be Patient

Remember that it will not be done easily, and it will also be depending on your dog. So, you will have to be patient and not to rush things. They will get there.

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