How to teach your dog "sit"

If you want to teach your dog the command "sit", you turn to an important basis of dog training. Before the workout can begin, you'll need a few snacks, a dog leash, a toy, and a quiet, undisturbed place. Teach "seat": It works best in a playful way! - Image: Shutterstock / mdmmikle

The easiest way to teach your dog the "sit" command is to playfully teach your dog. In addition, only practice with it as long as your four-legged friend is fully involved and can concentrate well. Each exercise session should end with a positive feeling.

Teach "sit" with your favorite toy

If you want to teach your dog "sit", first pick up his favorite toy and ask your four-legged friend to play with it. During the game, you just steal it from time to time and hold it about 50 cm above his head so that he has to sit down and raise his head to get it back in view. Give the command "seat" (always in the same emphasis if possible) as soon as the dog's bottom moves towards the floor. In this way, the animal connects the word with the (initially voluntary) action. Praise your dog as soon as he sits so that he can be persuaded to do so next time.

Training with dog snacks

You can also practice well with treats. Take your darling on a leash and hold a dog snack over his head. If he has it, or wants to see it, he will have to lift his head and sit down. Again give the command "seat". As soon as your dog takes a seat, he receives the treat as a reward.

Training with the dog: teamwork for the partnership

On the one hand, your dog will learn to sit down well when you want to. And second, that listening to your commands is a good thing.