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Training your puppy to sit down
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Dog advice: train your puppy to sit down

A puppy that sits on command is a well behaved little dog!

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Oh sit down

Help your puppy learn that when you say “Sit”, it should sit down! With a little patience and lots of treats and praise, you should soon be able to train your pup to sit down on command.

Trust the treat

Stock up on the yummy treats that your puppy loves, then hold a treat in front of your pet’s nose, lift your hand and move it backwards over the top of the dog’s head.

Look up

Your puppy should follow the treat with its eyes. As it looks up, its back end should naturally get lower, and before you know it, your puppy will be sitting down. As soon as its bottom touches the floor, give it the treat. If your puppy walks backwards instead, try the move again but go closer to a wall so your pet has nowhere to go.

Do it again

The secret to all puppy training is repetition, repetition, repetition! Little and often is the best way forward so the skills sink in but your puppy doesn’t end up getting too tired.