Your Havanese puppy is so soft and cuddly. You are probably very excited to have him in your home, and he is excited to be in your life. Playtime is fun and rewarding and your Havanese is probably learning the ropes, such as when to expect meals and where it is appropriate to go potty. Now it’s time to work on basic obedience training as well.
Training a Havanese to sit sets your pup up for basic obedience training and fun tricks to come. It is likely you will ask him to sit before he does most of the other tricks he will learn in his lifetime. Basic obedience training will include 'sit', 'down', 'come', 'stay', and to 'heel' or at least having leash manners. So, before you teach your Havanese any of these other basic obedience commands start with a 'sit' position first. Training to sit is the easiest of all the commands. Starting here will also train your Havanese what to expect with other training to come.
Training your Havanese to sit will require some repetitive training sessions. You will basically be putting him in in position where he wants to sit and then rewarding him for doing so. Over a few sessions, this kind of positive reward-based training will condition him to understand the action of sitting down with your command or your hand signal and the reward which follows. You can teach a Havanese to sit at any age, however, the earlier you start with basic obedience training, the easier it will be to teach your Havanese other tricks as well.
Most other commands will start with a sit position, so be sure to train this one first. Some dogs, especially smaller dogs, are conditioned to sitting because they just happen to be sitting and eventually connect the word "sit" with the reward for the action. Training this command is more about conditioning than other fun tricks your Havanese will learn in the years ahead.
To train your Havanese to sit, be sure to have some tasty treats on hand. Also be sure to schedule some distraction-free training time with your dog. Training him to sit builds a foundation for other tricks as well so if you plan to train your Havanese anything else, start with the sit position and command first.