‘Sit’ is the first command most dogs learn as it is an easy one for them to pick up and it's useful for controlling their behavior. Use these methods to teach Buddy to sit when told to and you’ll be on your way to perfect puppy behavior. Soon he will be listening to your every word, totally obedient - so that you don’t have to worry.
'Sit' is one of the easiest commands to teach your dog. It’s a very simple action for them to understand and you will regularly use it throughout their lifetime, meaning it is reinforced all the time. As well as being easy, it’s also incredibly useful. If you can get your dog to sit on command it will help you control their behavior in a whole host of situations.
‘Sit’ is a great prompt word to use because it is short and sharp. While humans can differentiate a number of different sounds, dogs would definitely struggle to understand a full sentence, so the more easily defined the better.
For a puppy, teaching 'sit' can take anywhere from a couple of days to 10 days to complete. It depends how rigorous a training session you plan. These methods can also be used to teach adult dogs; however, it may require a little more patience. Terriers tend to be very intelligent and should pick this up pretty quickly.
Like most training programs, one of the first things you’ll need are some tasty treats. While not all dog owners will want to use treats, they are a great place to start, especially with puppies who can become distracted from training easily. Once you’ve got the hang of training using treats, you can use other tactics such as a clicker, but first, you need to make the association between the reward and the click – so you’ll still need some yummy bites to start with.
Police dogs use toys, such as tennis balls, as a reward for their training and you can easily do the same with your Terrier. Use a specific toy as their reward and don’t let them have it unless they have completed the correct behavior. Using the same toy for training and for fun can confuse the process.