Teach Your Dog SIT

Robert Cabral Blog, Dog Training 2 Comments

One of the most basic things to teach a dog is SIT.  But we have to remember that dogs already know how to do that, we are just putting this behavior on Cue!  Getting a dog to do any obedience on command and making it perfect is what I want to discuss in this post.

The Perfect SIT:

There are two different sits in the dog obedience world – the tuck sit, which is the preferred method for competitive dog trainers who compete in dog sports such as AKC obedience and IPO, Ring sports and more and then there is the Pet dog sit also called the roll sit or fall-back sit.  To teach your dog the right way to sit will take some work and understanding of the differences.

I made two videos in order to teach this technique properly.  In the first video I show a finished dog, Goofy, demonstrating and the details around it.  This first video will explain and demonstrate all of the finer points.

Once you watch this video and understand how it should look, take a look at this video below.  In this video I show how to form this technique with a younger dog that will make the common mistakes that all dogs make.

Between both videos I cover just about every issue that the SIT command could face including SLOW SITs, Sloppy Sits, breaking the STAY and teaching your dog all of the finer points.  I broke the lesson down into two video so that in the first video you can see the perfect demonstration and train your mind what you would want to see and then in the second video I break it down to  how to teach it.

Remember to be patient with your dog, every dog can learn this, but it takes time and patience.  The only dogs who can’t learn are those with owners who give up too soon or don’t listen to their dogs.

I hope you’ll enjoy this lesson and these videos.  Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel by clicking here!

Comments 2

  1. Great video!
    I’ve been exploring your site since I got my fresh German Shepherd pup a few days ago. You’ve got a way with words that helps me understand the concepts. Just one thing though. Why do you release the dog after the sit with a treat thrown to the rear? I’ve noticed a lot of variation in the placement of treats after release (in this and other videos).
    Thanks for the good work!

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