Your Shiba Inu, much like his cousin the Akita, is a beautiful fluffy pup. He has a strong personality, is sweet and kind, gentle and eager to learn. These dogs are highly intelligent but not always the easiest to train. Shiba Inu pups are incredibly agile so be sure once he is through basic foundational obedience training to put him in agility training as well. Before he can do those advanced tricks, he will need to learn how to sit. The command to sit is a foundation command for basic obedience training. Many other commands will build upon this 'sit' command.
Shiba Inu pups need a lot of exercise as they have incredibly high energy. You can build your training sessions into scheduled playtime with your dog to keep him entertained, engaged, and moving.
To teach your dog to sit, you will entice him with a tasty treat, encourage him to put himself in a sit position, and then reward him with positive reinforcement. This will be behavior-based training with tasty treats for rewards. Some dogs, while waiting for their treat, will automatically sit due to impatience. This kind of training is condition training and can also work for your Shiba Inu as you teach him to sit. You can train an adult dog to sit, or you can begin with the sit command when you begin to train your puppy.
Because your little guy has lots of energy, you can schedule training sessions during playtime. Just to be sure you can stop long enough to get his attention for short sessions. These training moments will happen fast and can occur between play times. To reward your pup during his positive reinforcement basic obedience training sessions, you will need some treats to give to him. Be sure to take several with you as you will try to get him to sit several times during one short training session.
Kona knows how to sit when it’s just the 2 of us by ourselves but when other factors come into play she loses attention.
Hello! Yes this is typical. The best thing you can do is practice sit with her in environments she is distracted in. Keep treats on you so she focuses on you and reward her for sitting when she does.
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