Teaching the "Sit" command

This article assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of clicker training and you dog is conditioned to the clicker. If you need a clicker training primer before you begin, visit my clicker section below.

Induce the sit by holding a tidbit or toy in front of the dogs nose, and moving it above and behind the dogs head, luring him into a sit position. Click and reinforce him with the tidbit when he sits.

Repeat this several times until the dog sits smoothly and quickly when lured into position. Then, start giving the sit command just prior to inducing the sit. When the dog starts to sit on command, stop using the lure and simply reinforce when the dog sits.

- from K-9 Dog Training Resources


Clicker Training


Clicker training is today's cutting edge dog training method. Fun, effective, and humane, it is used to train canine film stars, police K-9 units, guide dogs, performing animals at Sea World and other amusement parks, and now, your own family pet.

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Conditioning your dog to the clicker.

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