You have brought a Labrador puppy into your home and life is getting exciting. Bringing a new puppy home is fun, rewarding, entertaining, and exhausting. But as soon as you bring your puppy home, you will want to start some basic obedience training. A great trick to start with is to teach your Labrador puppy to sit. Training your puppy to sit will be simple. Because it's such an easy trick, your Lab will be eager because he will be rewarded quickly.
This high energy and reward-based training will set up all of your future training sessions with your puppy on a positive note. Training your Labrador puppy to sit starts the foundation for basic obedience training. You will ask your Lab to sit more times in his life than probably anything else. Much of his future training will start in a 'sit' position.
Training your Labrador puppy to sit only requires that you have his attention for a few minutes. His attention span is going to be short. So, keep your training sessions short but schedule them several times throughout the day. Training your Labrador puppy to sit often becomes a battle of wills and patience. As you patiently wait, your Labrador puppy will get bored and eventually sit down. This is the action you will mark with a reward and positive reinforcement. Because this training is rewards based with positive behaviors marked, your puppy will be motivated and want to do well. Each time you ask him to sit and he does so, be prepared to reward him. Work on getting 'sit' down before moving on to any other training.
To train your Labrador puppy to sit all you're going to need are treats, patience, and some scheduled time for training. Set aside some of this training time without distractions. You want to have your Lab puppy’s full attention early on. Because he's a puppy, you will only get so much of his attention at a time, so keep these obedience training sessions short but repeat them often.