Training your Chihuahua puppy to sit is the first trick you should be teaching your little guy. As tiny dogs, Chihuahuas tend to have a larger-than-life personality and a reputation for being stubborn. Many Chihuahua owners skip out on obedience training altogether because their Chihuahuas appear to be aggressive at first or because they're so small some dog owners feel they don't need to be trained. However, training your Chihuahua basic obedience training, such as to sit, will not only build trust between you and your Chihuahua puppy but will also give you tools to move on to more obedience training and even better fun and cool tricks.
Training your Chihuahua to sit is really about rewards and repetition. You are going to teach your Chihuahua how to get into the sitting position, when to get into the sitting position, and that he gets to be rewarded for doing so. Chihuahua puppies have pretty short attention spans so be sure you are keeping these training sessions scheduled but short and engaging to keep his attention while practicing. Training simple obedience commands includes not only teaching the action but also the keyword or command that goes with the action. This way, your Chihuahua puppy will know to do the action of sitting when you say the command to sit.
To start training your Chihuahua puppy to sit, decide if you are going to clicker train your Chihuahua for other obedience training. If you decide to clicker train, which is a great method to use, be sure to have your clicker and a bag of treats ready to go for every training session. Even if you choose not to use a clicker for obedience training, your Chihuahua is going to want lots of rewards for a job well done, so have lots of treats on hand. Schedule training sessions to teach your Chihuahua puppy to sit, but be sure to keep these sessions short and simple.