Sit Happens

Teach your dog an important new rule: From now on, he is only touched and petted when he is either sitting or lying down. You won't need to ask him to sit; in fact, you should not. Just keeping him tethered near you so there isn't much to do but stand, be ignored, or settle, and wait until sit happens.

He may pester you a bit, but be stoic and unresponsive. Starting now, when you are sitting down, a sitting dog is the only one you see and pay attention to. He will eventually sit, and as he does, attach the word "sit"—but don't be too excited or he'll jump right back up. Now mark with your positive sound that promises something good, then reward him with a slow, quiet, settling pet.

Training requires consistent reinforcement. Ask others to also wait until your dog is sitting and calm to touch him, and he will associate being petted with being relaxed. Be sure you train your dog to associate everyone's touch with quiet bonding.

Dog Training Basics

Dog Training Basics

Are you looking for the quick and easy ways to train your dog to follow whatever you asked him/her to? or maybe you are just sick and tired of your dog behavioral problems and misbehaved without listen to what you are commanding them to follow, then this will be the most important letter you'll ever read for today! If so, are you dreaming of owning a dog that's well behaved, obedient and protective?

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