Fox Terrier About Town

Adventures of a Vivaceous Pup in Fancy London

Sit and Stay

Dashwood now sits whenever he wants food or just anything where he proves first that he is Good. The next motion would be to wag his tail whilst sitting.

Dashwood now sits whenever he wants food or just anything where he proves first that he is Good. The next motion would be to wag his tail whilst sitting.

The first thing we learned in Puppy Class was to Sit and Stay.

This is what you do:

Hold a treat slightly above your puppy’s head, move your hand up and back slightly, this should automatically make him put his bottom on the floor. Praise and give the treat straight away. Repeat this a few times until he learns sitting gets the treat, and starts to sit automatically. Then say the word ‘sit’ just before you hold the treat out, he will then associate the word with his action. Next practices ‘stay’ in the sit position.

Once he has learnt sit you should ask your dog to sit before he gets any of his rewards e.g. attention, dinner, before putting their lead on or taking it off e.t.c. This will help to always have him in control.

Also you should get your dog to sit at every kerb before you cross the road. He shouldn’t move until you give him the release command ‘ok’.

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