Your Labrador Retriever is exceptionally eager to please. This makes training him easy, fun, and rewarding for you both. Your little guy is friendly and outgoing, and though he will grow to be much larger than he was as a puppy, he loves to play with other dogs, children, and adults. Training your Labrador Retriever to sit is the beginning of the foundation for basic obedience training and will carry your pup through multiple tasks and tricks as he continues to learn more each day. Training your dog as a puppy sets expectations and goals early on. Your little guy will probably hear the command to sit more often than any other command. You can have your fuzzy friend sit when you get home from work, so he's not jumping, and you can have him sit before a stranger is allowed to pet him
Asking your Labrador Retriever to sit will start with an enticing treat and end with your pup waiting for his reward. This sets your dog up for commands later which may have him waiting patiently before he is rewarded. This includes anything he would like to have such as food, a meal, or even a walk. Reward-based training incorporates high-value treats for performing a trick or obedience commands. When you train your dog, who is incredibly smart to begin with, that he can earn high-value treats by working, you set the foundation for praise and redirection. Your Labrador Retriever will connect pretty quickly the reward he gets with the action of sitting. Puppies are easy to train, but you can train your adult dog to sit as well. The 'sit' command is a great command to start with before any other training.
You will need some high-value treats such as dried liver, jerky, or cheese. In order to get your fluffball’s attention, you might want to consider scheduling some distraction-free time for training. If you have a puppy, don’t expect to hold his attention for long. Keep the training engaging and filled with rewards and praise.