Improving the Sit Command
May 6, 2012 in Dog Training
Most dogs learn how to sit on cue during the course of their lifetime. If you’ve had a dog any length of time however, you know there is a difference between the puppy who plops his butt down for one second, and the service dog who does not break sit until specifically told to.
While the average house pet probably doesn’t need the degree of training a service dog does, teaching a quality sit has its benefits. A dog that sits to be petted is far more approachable than the one lunging at the end of it’s leash. A dog who can sit by your side while you have a conversation is more pleasurable to walk than a dog dragging you off into the bushes.
In order to teach your dog to sit—and stay sitting—until you tell him otherwise, you will need to teach him several different behaviors, including:
- Sit at a Distance
- Sit Without Eye Contact
- The Sixty Second Sit
- Sit With Distractions
- The Off Leash Sit
- The Break Command
What are you waiting for? Click the available links to get your dog started on the perfect sit.