It’s one of the earliest things we teach our dog to do, and it can be one of the hardest. Here are three steps you can do to make it much, much easier.
The best way to train a dog to do anything is positive reinforcement. The dog’s aim to please, so use that to your advantage when teaching him something new.
Get a piece of your dog’s favorite treat and hold it above your dog’s nose. Your dog will be instinctively looking up, trying to eat or at the very least sniff the treat.
Slowly raise the treat up and move it towards his back so he has to keep looking up. Because of your dog’s body structure, the further he looks up, the more his behind will edge closer and closer to the floor, and eventually, he will be sitting.
As soon as he sits , say “Sit” then follow it up with enough praise (and maybe even the treat) so that he knows how pleased you were with him.
Remember that your dog will only learn through repetition and patience. When he is young he does not know what sit means so do not expect for instant results. Just follow the steps, remain calm and your dog will be siting in no time.