Pretty sure that's what he's asking. I doubt it's a relationship thing, and more of that the dog doesn't know that you want a faster sit.Originally Posted By: LisaTI can think of about 3 things:
He isn't enthusiastic about training, and some style things could be altered to improve that, or
he's blowing you off a bit because you haven't established the right relationship yet, or
he has joint issues (hip or back) and there is some discomfort on the sit.
I guess it depends.Originally Posted By: george1990Besides only praising and treating on a fast sit, I can't think of anything else.
I agree with LicanAntai's take on this. I've found all those impact my dog's to either slow them down or speed them up. The more fun fun fun they think training is (and that's MY job, to make it fun) the faster they do the behavior and less 'calming signal' I get thrown back at me. Specially when initially training I can't 'make' them do it. I have to teach and reward. Not correct and punish.Quote:- Lack of motivation: The dog complies because he "has to" not because he "wants to" you are not using rewards or the reward is inappropriate for that dog. Some dogs work better with toys, others with food, some want you to throw the toy, others prefer to tug it. Some dogs can sell their mother for a grain kibble, others don't accept anything less than cheddar cheese.
- You are not enthusiastic enough. Humans can see the command as a military order, but dogs don't. If you want a happy fast sit, the dog has to see the training itself, not only the reward at the end, as a game. If you are flat, the dog is flat too. I usually recommend to use food for teaching precision and game for speed. You play, play, play and when the dog is hyper, you give the command, and only then. If the dog is looking at the clouds and to the flies and you ask him to sit, it's a handler fault that the dog learn to sit slowly.
- You are too harsh. Moving slooooowly is a calming signal, if the dog is afraid to be punished for being wrong he will try to "calm you down" moving as slowly as possible. If you don't correct, but your body language is tense, the same.