There are times that your dog will ignore your sit command because he is very distracted or because you do not have a treat. When this happens, gradually pull up on the leash or collar until your dog feels discomfort but his front feet are still firmly on the ground. Keep the tension on until your dog sits. Do not jerk and release. The second your dog starts to sit, release the tension.

Your dog may take quite a long time to sit the first time you try it because he will not understand what to do to make the discomfort go away. Keep repeating the sit command in a calm voice. Be persistent (have I said this before?). Eventually it will take less tension and less time to get a sit, until you will only have to touch the collar. Remember to keep praising and rewarding with treats! (I think I've said this before, too.)

Dog Owners Handbook

Dog Owners Handbook

There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed. A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage. Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the sametype would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.

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