|For Shelters &
|Labels & Language|
|How Dogs Learn|
|The Name Game|
|Sit & Sit Stay|
|For Dog Owners|
THE COMMAND: SIT
Tips and Troubleshooting:
If your dog jumps up to grab the treat, you’re holding it too far away from his nose. Try keeping the treat no more than one inch from his nose.
If your dog backs up, instead of sitting, try moving him to a spot with a wall behind him, so that he can’t back away.
Only say the command “sit” once. Wait until your dog gives you the behavior (be patient!) and then mark with “yes” and a treat.
Adding Hand Signals:
If your dog gets up as you try to extend the length of the sit stay, return to the last length of time your dog was successfully able to stay sitting and then build up slowly from that point.
As you go through the sit stay checklist, your dog may move or follow you. If that happens, walk him back where he was originally sitting, then try again, making it slightly easier this time. Always set your dog up for success, so he’ll enjoy your training sessions!
Print and use our Stay Checklist to work on this command with your dogs.