Dog Training Tips Video: How to Teach Your Dog to Sit

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Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Equilibrio and more videos in the Housebreaking and Training Dogs category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at Teaching your dog to sit establishes trust and also creates a foundation for other tricks. To complete this How-To you will need: A dog Patience And dog treats Step 1: Call them Call your dog’s name. When they enter the room, make eye contact and show them one of the dog treats in your right hand. Tip: Practice this trick just before your dog’s regular mealtime so the treat will be a more effective reward. Step 2: Follow the treat While the dog’s attention is focused on the treat, move the treat to their eye level, just above their nose. Continue to slowly move the treat up and over the dog’s head. Step 3: Assuming the sitting position As the dog follows the treat with their eyes, they should raise their head and lower their backside and rear legs to the ground. If your dog is still standing on all fours, gently push their back end down. In either case, give the command “sit” followed by your dog’s name. Tip: Always make sure to say the command and name in the same order each time. Step 4: Mastering the trick Repeat these steps until your dog can sit on command. Reward them with a treat and words of praise such

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