Most owners are shown up by their dog from time to time, with bad behaviors such as scavenging or misbehaving with another dog. But arguably one of the most humiliating ways a dog can show you up is when they refuse to obey even the most basic commands, and stare at you blankly as if this is the first time they've heard the word "sit".
There's something about a dog that refuses to sit that, rightly or wrongly, somehow highlights your deficiencies as an owner. 'Sit' is such a basic command that when the dog is clueless, it advertises the fact that you haven't put the hours in on their training. But of course, with a Boxer, it may not be lack of training at all, but their ability to look for fun and be distracted by it.
With this in mind, here are our foolproof recommendations for teaching even the bounciest of Boxers to 'sit' on command.
This is where the 'sit' command comes into its own. When the dog learns a rock solid sit you can arrest their forward movement and have the dog settle in one place. Again, this could save the unfortunate cyclist from being chased and help you stay in control in any number of potentially dangerous situations.
The 'sit' command is basic and yet is an exceedingly important one. It gives you control over the dog and stops him moving forward, which could be potentially life-saving if he was about to dash across a busy road after a cat.
To teach this important command you need: