Training of the dog is essential, from the first weeks. Educating a dog is allowing it to have an excellent relationship with you and your family, and thus being fully happy in your home. Not to mention that an ill-educated dog can make life difficult for you, and can become dangerous, hence the interest in learning about the proper methods of education of the dog. Our dogs provide us with hours of entertainment, a shoulder to cry on, and an endless supply of love and affection.
No matter how bad your day was, when you return home, he will jump towards you very happy to see you again and want to play for a while, making you forget instantly the problems and the hustle of everyday life.
All dogs like to please their owners, and teaching small dogs how to sit and stay is a great way to gain praise and show affection.
Dog lover enthusiast know that there are many techniques and tips out there when it comes to training dogs. It is always advisable to read a lot, talk to other owners, in particular, owners of the same breed and if it is possible to talk to professional dog trainers. There are a number of principles that apply to all races and all ages.
Teaching a dog to sit is an obedience command that is important to you and your dog. It is a command that your dog or puppy will learn and master quickly. This will improve the bond between you and your dog, in the future, it will be much easier to learn obedience commands for more advanced dogs.
The best time to teach your dog to sit is when he is still a puppy. Stimulating their intelligence and abilities when there is still a puppy. It will help you have an obedient and educated dog when it leads to adulthood. This does not mean that an adult dog cannot, any dog can be trained at any age, in addition to teaching to sit a dog is a very simple order.
“Sit” and “stay” are something a dog should learn and especially when they are in the puppy stage. The sooner you teach your puppy, the better it will be. This can be especially difficult for people, but it’s worth persevering because doing so is likely to have an educated and submissive dog, which can be very useful when there are small children nearby.
To teach any trick of basic obedience it is essential to follow some basic rules:
Teach the dog when it is calm.
Repeat the exercise daily in sessions of no more than 5 minutes.
Avoid being in a place with distractions. You should try to have your dog focus on you and what you intend to teach him.
Have on hand prizes in the shape of a treat to reinforce the behavior you want to repeat.
Once you have clear these little rules you can start with your dog to teach to sit.
To do this, follow these steps:
Stand in front of your dog. He should not be sitting or lying down.
While you say “sit”, “sit” or the monosyllable you choose for it, gently push your train back until you feel it and while doing so you praise it “very well”. When you finish you give him a prize.
Repeat this exercise several times and do not be in a hurry because you learn.
The next day, he insists again guiding him while you command him to sit down.
There will come a time when you tell him to sit down and do it on his own.
Remember that the first few times you should always reward him.
When teaching any new command or order, it is important to have your dog’s attention and stop before losing his attention. What you are looking for is keeping you wanting more. If a dog escapes and is going to romp in the yard after a training session, it is the clear indication that you have worked too hard. It is the dog saying, “I am free!
Repeat this exercise until your dog does, if you do not have patience. Once your dog has learned this exercise correctly your dog will sit without moving his hand just by saying “Sit down.” It can also be used as a positive reinforcement, the clicker. Do not forget to reward your dog if he does the exercise well.
Do not scold your dog if he does not do his orders correctly, this will make training worse.
If you have had a bad day or do not feel morally qualified for training, try it when you are in a good mood. Dogs are able to read our mood and they, in turn, get infected.
Teaching your dog to stay still is easier if your dog can already sit down.
To begin with, ask your dog to sit down a few times so that he is in the right mental state.
In order to teach your dog to stay home alone first, we must do small tests inside the house, moving from one room to another without the puppy having access to us. We should not go if he cries or scratches the door, but he will understand that we will come if he tries to get our attention.
After the movements in the house, we will start to make short exits, between 5 and 10 minutes, in which the dog is going to stay completely alone. Then we will gradually increase the time.
To make you feel comfortable and perceive less your march you can do with the kong, one of the safest toys in existence.