Asking your dog to sit pretty looks a lot like begging. Because the ‘sit pretty’ command focuses on your dog's manners, you can use this command in several different ways from petting, showing affection, and meeting new people, as well as receiving treats or meals. You can ask your dog to sit pretty before you give him a treat or before anyone pets him.
Having your dog sit pretty when he meets a new person shows patience and manners. Your dog will be excited about a good pet from his new friends, but some people aren't going to want to pet a dog who is not calm. Using the ‘sit pretty’ command tells your dog he needs to sit in a certain position, looking a certain way, and in a calm manner. Some dog owners use ‘sit pretty’ and ‘beg’ simultaneously while others use the 'beg' command as a cute trick to earn treats and the 'sit pretty' command for manners before your dog receives something like affection or food.
Asking your dog to sit pretty is one of the easiest commands your dog will learn aside from learning to sit. All he will be doing is lifting up his front legs and staying still waiting patiently. When you ask your dog to sit pretty, you're asking him to sit down on his rear haunches and lift his front legs up. His back should be straight, his belly should be exposed, and his bottom should be on the floor. Of course, a puppy or a dog who is currently going through obedience training will pick this one up very quickly. Older dogs can also be taught to sit pretty.
Began the 'sit pretty' training with some high-value treats and just an extra few minutes per training session. Your dog should pick this one up fairly quickly so have some fun with it. It is helpful if your dog knows the 'sit' command first.