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How to Teach a Dog to Sit: Discover It Here!

Discover the art of teaching a dog to sit with our comprehensive guide. From fundamental tips to step-by-step instructions, we'll unravel the secrets behind training your furry companion to master the "sit" command. Are you intrigued? Keep reading to uncover the key insights!

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In this article, we will provide you with basic tips and essential steps to teach your dog to sit. Canine obedience is crucial for harmonious coexistence and your pet's safety. If you're interested in delving deeper, consider enrolling in Nubika's Dog Training course, where you'll gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Basic Tips Before Starting Training

How to Teach a Dog to Sit: The Steps to Follow

Training the Sitting Position

  1. Secure the dog with a short leash.
  2. Show a treat, holding it above the dog's head. As you raise your hand, the dog will sit.
  3. Once seated, say "sit" firmly.
  4. Give the treat and praise by saying "very good."
  5. Release with the "let's go" command.
  6. Repeat the exercise several times.

Training the Lying Down Position

  1. Follow the previous steps until the dog sits, without saying the release command or providing the treat.
  2. Then, lower your hand straight down to the ground until the dog lies down.
  3. Say the "lie down" command.
  4. Reward the dog and praise it.
  5. Release with the appropriate command.
  6. Repeat the exercise until mastered.

Training Positions without Treats

  1. Say the appropriate command.
  2. If the dog does not respond, pull the leash down or gently press its shoulders.
  3. Once it assumes the correct position, praise it.
  4. Give the release command.
  5. If it gets up prematurely, repeat the exercise.
  6. Repeat the exercise until mastered.
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Alberto Pardal, As an expert in the dog world, I provide valuable information about dog breeds. With years of experience, I offer informative articles to help owners better understand their pets and promote a healthy bond