Once you succeed in training your pup to sit on command, you will enjoy the pet’s company even more.
The good news is this command is easy to teach and your pup will feel much better when it is praised for following the command. After training your puppy to sit on command, you will find it easier to control its behavior.
With the right kind of puppy training, you can then move on to teach your puppy more commands. Once your pup learns to sit on command, it can then use it as a currency to ask for and receive rewards. Your puppy will soon understand that if she obeys the command it will get a reward. Here is a look at some essential puppy training methods to train your puppy to sit.
Use a firm tone of voice
The first thing you need to understand is that when you command your puppy to sit, you must use a firm tone of voice. Next, use a lure which you should hold just above your puppy’s head. This will encourage your puppy to lift its head to get to the lure. When it does that, it loses its balance and it bottoms will touch the ground.
Use a treat as a lure
As soon as your puppy sits, you should reward it with a treat. Next, you need to set up a routine and this exercise must be repeated several times in the day. The best time to use a treat as a lure is before your puppy’s meal time. At this time, it will be feeling hungry and will be more amenable to following your instructions.
An effective puppy training method
This kind of puppy training is very effective and it does not take much time before your puppy learns to sit. To get the treat, it will plant its bottom on the floor and sit. As soon as it learns the meaning of the sit command, it will soon learn to put its bottom on the floor in order to receive the treat.
Use a verbal command and hand signal
It also makes sense to couple the verbal Sit command with a hand signal. Use a fixed hand signal and make sure you use it every time you give the sit command verbally. Now, you should use the verbal command and hand signal without the lure. Your puppy will start to associate the hand signal with the verbal sit command. You need to ensure that your pup learns to recognize both the hand signal and the verbal command and will sit in order to be rewarded.
In the beginning of your puppy training efforts, you must always reward your pup with a treat when it follows your command. Also, ensure that this reward is only given during the puppy training session.
Now, to ensure your puppy is trained to sit, you need to ask it to sit without giving it a treat as reward. You can give the reward every second or third time it follows your command.
Another puppy training method that you can use to train your pup to sit is called clicker training. In this puppy training method, you won’t be using a treat as a lure. Instead, you reward the pup every time it performs an action that you like, which in this instance is to sit. This puppy training method takes longer but once your pup discovers what it should do, it will prove to be just as effective.
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