Your dog living a good and peaceful life has much to do with how well they understand and act on your command. One of the first things the owners need to teach is “how to train your puppy to sit and stay?”. Puppies are energetic and thrilled to learn new tricks. Teaching them how to sit is a good start for the training phase.
Puppies learn fastest and best with positive reinforcements. But they don’t understand your language or words. So how would you train them to follow your command? You will learn about training your puppy to sit and stay in the blog.
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Teaching your pup to sit is one of the first few things you would familiarise them with. But the question is, why should you train your puppy to sit? Well, there are a few reasons why you should teach them to sit. Such as-
Training your puppy to sit doesn’t take a lot of effort. Puppies know how to sit. The challenge here is teaching them how to sit on your command. It takes one or two weeks to train. The training requires a lot of positive reinforcement and patience from your end. Puppies don’t understand your command but know what will give them treats, and that is paying attention to your cue. Following are the few steps you can use to train your puppy to sit and stay
Step 1- Choose a place with fewer distractions. Make sure that they are paying attention to you and that they are hungry. Because if they are not hungry, they will not be excited about the treats.
Step 2- Stand in front of your puppy with a high-value treat in your hand. Let them sniff your hand first to ensure that they know you have a treat in your hand.
Step 3- Now say ‘sit’ with an authoritative tone and move your hand above your pup’s eye level. Its eyes will follow your hand, making your puppy’s bottom touch the ground. Now reward the puppy with a treat.
Step 4- Once they are sat, say ‘stay’. Now move your hand with the treat around and sideways. The pup’s eyes will follow your hand while waiting for the command. Say ‘stay’ a few more times to familiarise them with the command. Once they pass the test, reward them with another treat.
Step 5- If your keep training every day for a week, your puppy will begin to sit and stay whenever they hear you say ‘sit’ and ‘stay’.
Your puppy’s safety depends a lot on the training. So spending some time every day to train them will teach them to behave and keep them away from a lot of danger. And most importantly, you are spending time with your best friend so they can live safely with you for a long time.