Teach A Dog To Sit. Teaching tricks to dogs can be tricky because sometimes your dog might not want to cooperate. However, if you are really dedicated to teaching tricks to your dog, he are ten easy things you can teach them.
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I taught my dog to look at the camera in my phone when I say “picture” and we take pics together
First is teaching your dog how to do a high five. Your dog, however, should already know how to give his or her paw before attempting to teach them how to do a high five. When you put your hand up in a stop motion, your dog will be forced to adapt this and match that position. You can later add the verbal cue, “high five” after several attempts.
The next trick is to teach your dog to roll over. Some dogs will learn this quickly, while others may feel it is an unnatural action. However, with perseverance and enough treats, your dog will surely learn how to roll over.
You just have to hold a treat in your hand and rotate it over the dog’s head so the motion can help the dog learn how to roll over. Start with baby steps and do it faster and move your hand further away eventually.
More Tricks Your Dog Can Learn
You can also teach your dog to dance, to sit, peek-a-boo, open and close doors, balance a treat, play dead, fetch you a drink, and many more!
Just be sure to be patient, understanding, and persevered when you decide to try these tricks with your dog.
How to Teach a Dog to Sit
It may take weeks for your dog to learn to sit, but it’s possible. Start by teaching your dog to sit with a treat, then gradually increase the distance and duration. You can even use your favorite toy to teach your dog to stay. Most dogs respond to praise and treats, so you should be prepared to slow down the training process and focus on one thing at a time. Try not to rush the process.
Using a treat as a reward is a great way to reinforce your dog’s sit. When you give him a treat, hold the treat above his head so that his posture stays the same. If you hold the treat below his head, your dog will stand up and get distracted. This is a bad habit and will be difficult to break later on.
It’s best to use a small treat when your dog has mastered the sit-stay. As with any other new trick, the first step to teach your dog to sit is to practice. When you teach a new trick, start with a single cue that will make your dog think.
For instance, if you want your dog to stay in the same position, use your command word. As the dog gets used to the command, try different locations and situations. You should also give your pup praise and treats after every successful session.