There’s a good chance that you’ve seen how to train a sit by luring your puppy or dog with a treat above their nose. I teach a sit 10 different ways, and none involve a lure. I’m covering the details of the 10 alternate ways to train a sit, how I use them and why, plus the reason I am never in a hurry to put sit on cue. You’ll be able to pick one of the 10 ways I’m sharing and start having fun training your puppy or dog to sit right away.
In the episode you'll hear:
- What a sit is for a dog and how it’s very particular.
- The physical considerations to notice when looking at your dog’s sit.
- That I want my dogs to sit with hips and hocks aligned.
- About knowing your criteria for a sit, including why fast is important.
- Why I don’t want my dogs to sit in front of me unless it’s for a dog sport.
- The difference between a “push back” and a “pop up” sit.
- Why I don’t name the behavior of sitting with a young puppy.
- How you could go for months without putting sit on cue.
- That the “search” game allows dogs to reset and sit.
- The details on the 10 ways to teach your puppy or dog to sit: Tugging, Crate Games, Bed Games, Foot
Target, Plank, Target Stick, Shaping, Rz Alley, Capturing, Free Shaping.
- YouTube Video: Understanding Your Dog’s Reinforcement Zone (RZ)
- Podcast Episode 113: Your Dog’s Verbal Cues And Hand Signals: How To Effectively Train Both
- Podcast Episode 89: Why Dogs Should Not Tug: The Truth Revealed
- Get Crate Games Online
- YouTube Video: Perch Work (Pivots and Spins)
- YouTube Video: Target Stick Training Part One
- YouTube Video: Target Stick Training Part Two
- Podcast Episode 32: 20 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog at Home (Search Game)
- Podcast Episode 134: How To Teach A Dog Stay WITHOUT Luring, Collar Pops Or Using The Word “Stay”
- Podcast Episode 121: How To Stop Dogs Jumping Up On People
- Watch this Episode of Shaped by Dog on YouTube