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How To Teach Your Dog to Sit

Here is one of the many ways to teach your dog to sit:

Have a treat of some sort in your hand. Now hold the treat out in front of you and let the dog sniff it for about five seconds. Then start to walk backwards while still holding the treat out in front of you. The dog should follow you. Walk around in that position for a little while(a minute??) and then suddenly stop and lift your hand up. As you do, say "sit" in a sort of firm way. This should cause the dog to sit down. If the dog does sit, give the dog the treat and say "good sit" in a loving manner. Practice this a few times and your dog will soon learn the command "sit."


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How do I teach him to do the laundry while I'm at work?


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This sounds like a very complicated way to teach sit, and seems like it would create a lure/food dependent dog.

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If I walk backwards for a minute I'll bump into lord knows what...that's a long walk backwards.
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Most dogs would lose focus and interest after a minute. Start by moving your hand up right away to get the dog to sit, and reward right away; and set up the exercises so there are a lot of rewards coming in quick succession. This will keep the dog motivated and interested.

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I don't remember teaching any of my dogs to sit. I think the other dogs just tell the new guy that if he wants food, he better sit.
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I don't remember teaching any of my dogs to sit. I think the other dogs just tell the new guy that if he wants food, he better sit.
^^^^This^^^^ Made me laugh!

I actually use a method posted earlier where you just hold the treat up to begin with. The dog's butt can't stay off the ground too long if they look up.

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