Does your dog know how to sit on command? Using treats and Petco Positive training methods, you can teach your dog to sit on command in no time.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Getting your dog to sit is a basic cue he should learn. It's an important step in politeness training, especially for when your dog is meeting new people. Our method lets you practice the sit cue with your dog throughout the day in short training sessions. Use small aromatic treats to reward your dog for his good manners. Stand in front of your dog so he's facing you. Place a treat in the palm of your hand about an inch or so above his nose. Slowly slide your hand toward the top of his head so that he follows the treat. Your dog should naturally lower his bottom to the floor and raise his head to follow the treat. Once he's seated, reward him with the treat. Repeat these steps until you think he's caught onto your cue. Try saying sit before you entice him with the treat. Then say, yes, when he sits. Give him the treat to reinforce his behavior. If your dog keeps backing away and doesn't sit, have him stand in front of a wall, facing you. Be patient. Your dog will learn how to sit based on your dedication to training him. If your dog ignores your cue, check to see if there are distractions. If not, repeat the cue a second time. If your dog still ignores your cue, change the settings slightly by taking a step to the side or whistle or call your dog's name to get his attention back to you. Once your dog is focused on you, ask for the cue again. If your dog still ignores the cue, go back to the first steps where you got your dog to sit. You may have moved on too quickly and need to take a step back. If you think you need additional training, enroll in an interactive dog training class with a certified professional dog trainer. [MUSIC PLAYING]