ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to teach a dog to sit

Updated on December 21, 2009

Teaching a dog to respond to the sit command would be easier if you know what makes the dog tick…if you know what kind of personality your pooch has. This is very necessary to be able to choose what method of training will best suit the dog.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3d-photographers/3024650361/http://www.flickr.com/photos/playerx/3574370128/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_on_the_move/3348550091/http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevergrrl/3212125760/http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/225238302/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3d-photographers/3024650361/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3d-photographers/3024650361/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/playerx/3574370128/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/playerx/3574370128/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_on_the_move/3348550091/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_on_the_move/3348550091/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevergrrl/3212125760/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevergrrl/3212125760/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/225238302/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/225238302/

The dog’s personality

If your dog is a voracious eater, one that constantly begs for food, it is a food driven dog. Some dogs respond more to petting and lavish praises from the master. This type of personality would demand attention from the master. The third type of personality is the dominant type. This dog would want to be the leader of the pack. Because of a strong personality, the dog would want to have the choice place on the sofa, would precede the master when entering doors and would even want to eat first before the master does.

The food driven dog

The food driven dog is probably the easiest to train. Select a location that is relatively free from distraction. Bite size treats will entice the dog to respond well to training. Stand right in front of the dog with the leash on one hand while holding the dog’s favorite treat on the other hand. Dangle the bite size treat in front of the dog’s nose making sure that it is not positioned too high to make the dog jump to get the treat. Move the food towards the back of the dog. This will make the dog sit on its haunches to follow the hand holding the treat. As the dog sits, give the sit command and immediately reward the dog.   A 10 to 15 minute training session done two to three times a day will make the dog understand and follow the sit command.

The praise focused dog

A dog with this kind of personality would respond well to attention and praises lavished by the master. The training process would be similar. The only difference is the rewards used. Instead of food, you may need to use a toy to attract the dog. And once it has obeyed the command, praise the dog. Because the dog would want to please the master it would continue obeying the commands.

The dominant dog

A dominant dog may need to be guided to a sitting position. At the start of the training you may need to use a choker chain to force the dog to sit. Give the sit command while pulling the dog to sit on its haunches. By pulling the choker chain down to the ground you will be able to force the dog to hold the sitting position. Praise and give the dog a treat. Repeat the process several times a day but be very careful with the training as dominant dogs can be aggressive dogs.

Training Tips for Yorkshire Terriers : How to Teach Your Yorkie to Sit

Dog Training - Sit, Down, and Stand Dog Training Commands

How to Teach a Dog to Sit

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)