problem when marker training
before i started marker training i'd just give my dog treats, just because. but since everyone at the park would make their dog sit before giving them treats (they'd give the command though but it was always the SIT command) i assumed that a dog can only get treats if he sits. (duh, i know)
so for a few months i made sure he'd sit for a treat. now i'm marker training, sometimes i want him to stand up, like i'm trying to teach him the STAND command, to stand up from a sit or a down.
i say YES to mark at the right time, but if i take too long to get the treat out (i don't always have them in my hand so sometimes i have to dig in the bag) he will sit because he thinks the hold up is him not sitting.
so i'm trying to teach him to STAND and though i marked the right moment he ends up getting the treat while sitting.
how can i teach him to stop sitting down for treats? i don't want to withhold the treat even longer and make him stand again, i think i will confuse him even more