Teach any Dog the Sit Command in Five Minutes with Americas Canine Educator

hello everybody and welcome back to the coolest dog training channel right here on YouTube I am Tom Davis America's cannon educator and this is 7 month old Missy so today I'm gonna go over something very basic that most dog owners or most puppy owners like to teach their dog which is the sick command I'm going to go over really short and sweet exactly how to start the foundation of the sit how to encourage the behavior from happening in the future so that way when your puppy is no longer a puppy and an adult they know exactly what the sit command is throughout the rest of their life so when teaching a new behavior make sure you're in a controlled calm environment so the dog can focus on you the most important thing when you're doing any new behavior is do it in increments and not overwhelm the dog with a ton of information they don't know first thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna put the dog on my left because that's the proper dog handling size that we're gonna work on I have my food in my pouch and if you haven't watched how to reward your dog properly on my last video you can click the link up here but first I'm gonna come out and I'm gonna say he'll walk the dog I want the dog to sit next to me so when I stop I'm gonna encourage that from happening or to happen stop sit yes good sit good sit so I want the dog right here on my side when the dog does the behavior I'm gonna say good sit good sit and I'm gonna positively reward the dog break I'm gonna positively reward the dog with physical yay good job I'm also gonna tell the dog verbally yay good sit and then if I have leash pressure on the dog so I'm just applying a little bit of pressure to the dog when they hit their butt ground bit but down it goes away but I'm not going to add the pressure to the dog before I give them an opportunity to do it which means I'm not gonna go sit like this I'm gonna ask the dog to sit and then if they do all of that pressure goes away and then of course reward the dog from there so the sit command is something that literally everybody likes to teach their dog but you have to you have to make sure that you teach it properly so that way it's retained over the lifetime of the dog so there is a right way and a wrong way to teach the sit and I'm gonna really simply right here today teach you exactly the right way the wrong way and how we would do it here so you have to remember when you're working with puppies they're just like little kids you have to make sure you're doing short and sweet and in increments so really quickly I'm just gonna get her out do maybe a five to seven minute session give her a break and then try it again in 10-15 minutes so I'm just going to show you really quickly in a montage exactly how I would do it just he'll sit good sit etc here we go heal good heal all good heal I'm gonna stop is he sit yes good sit no food this time because again I do not want her to just sit for the food good sit reward the dog heal you do not have to reward the dog with the treat you can simply reward the dog with positive reinforcement with your voice and then of course of course just physical pressure come on good sit yes good sit marking the behavior so as you notice I'm really emphasizing good sit it's not good girl not good boy not good Missy it's good sit because I want that behavior to stick with the verbal marker of sit heel good do it one more time Missy sit yes good sit now after the third or fourth time I give her a piece of food for sitting that's the cherry on top remember we're only going to reward the dog when they get right into position so as soon as that butt hits the ground or in any command that you teach that's when you reward and relieve the pressure a lot of times dogs will be opportunists and do the half-way sit or the halfway down or even the halfway recall good sit so you want to make sure that as soon as the butt hits the ground like this Missy sit yes that's what I'm rewarding the dog brick do not let your dog take advantage of you people one more time so after like the fourth rep Missy sit yes then I'll pair with a little bit of food it's not expected but it certainly helps drive and capture that behavior more oh the food came out this time I'm gonna sit next time for sure okay break give her a break which we're gonna work on here in a little bit on the next session on the break command but that's exactly how you want to start the introduction on how to teach the dog sit it's very easy it's very non aversive force free style of dog training and when we're teaching new behaviors and we're teaching new things you really want it to mold really really stress-free the dog so they enjoy training with you so again short and sweet you go out do four or five reps sit maybe interchanging food reward verbal reward physical reward good girl things like that and then just giving the dog ten to fifteen minutes to break and then keep doing it and you do it over and over again and then pretty soon when you're walking the dog will just sit next to you because it's muscle memory and the dog is retain that information that when you stop you're then going to ask the dog to sit so they're just gonna do it anyway and that's called an auto sit so that's the advanced step to getting your dog to sit on an automatic sit so anyway thank you guys so very much for joining me today I hope you appreciate it if you like this video and you love miss you let me know in the comments below like this video comment your dog training questions or your puppy training questions about Missy any questions I will answer thank you guys so very much consider subscribing to my channel right here or right here wherever the button is I talk to you next time peace [Applause] [Applause]

19 thoughts on “Teach any Dog the Sit Command in Five Minutes with Americas Canine Educator”

  1. I would like to send you a private message regarding my dog through Instagram but I cannot seem to find you please help me!!

  2. Why is stay and sit separated. Wouldn't it be more effective to teach the dog to sit until released even without a stay command?

    I'm guessing when teaching the dog its name you'd be using more food for rewards?

  3. Thanks for this and your other videos. I feel that I’m learning a lot of useful information . My dog, unfortunately, is really reacting to the little ding sound you sometimes use in the videos. After the first ring he will start trembling badly, and after the second he will slink out of the room. Is this likely to be caused by sensitive hearing, or would this be something I might be able to help him learn to tolerate? It doesn’t seem to bother my other dog at all.

  4. I have been teaching my new 18month rescue dog the wrong way. Thanks Tom, I'll be doing it this way now.

  5. Hi, really a nice video. I have a 5 month female German Shepherd. Whenever she sees me or my family member she starts to jump on us.Can this be fixed and do you have any video on this. Really appreciate if you can guide.

  6. Great job. Like you I always say good sit or whatever command I have used. Thanks Tom 🙂

  7. I know this is more for dogs tuning up rather then puppies but the guy I have been working with to rehabilate my boy who is aggressive said, he's not a good boy untill you release him and job is done, as to show nothing happens in a sit, and to lengthen the time 5 7 10 seconds till you get 2 or 5 minute sits and only release with eye contact to teach the dog to look for you for release or advise under real world pressure.

  8. Tom, good and helpful video on the sit command. I'm glad you are covering the break command on your next video, as I'm curious how you teach it.

  9. Hope you can give me some advice, so I have a boxer he’s 18 months lately he’s been acting out he jumps on people and he bite one of my daughters friends, I been practicing the heel when walking and he’s doing a lot better but I have some family visiting soon what should I do? Help!

  10. Thanks Tom. It seems that Missy understands the word sit. Can you please show us how to train a dog that has no idea what that word means?

  11. Hey Tom, in Australian States prong and e-collars are either illegal or not recommended. Purely positive-reinforcement is largely practised here. If a dog requires quick correction, what/how else would you suggest to instil that discipline?

  12. I just recently was unexpectedly blessed with 2 puppies. They will be 2 months on August 4th and I'm just wondering when I should start teaching them little commands and which ones I should start with. They're already rambunctious little things and they seem to be understanding their names okay, but I'm worried it's too soon to expect too much from them. I've never had a dog, much less 2 puppies, and I just want to make sure I'm giving them the best possible experience when it comes to training. Any and all suggestions are welcome, thanks in advance.

  13. Again timing is of the essence, I trained my dogs the wrong way, to sit infront of me with treats when pups. Will be retraining correctly starting tomorrow. May seem basic but this foundation work is so important. Thanks Tom, have a fabulous day.

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