How To Train Puppy “sit” and “up”

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Training your puppy to sit and stand on command is an essential part of their early development and obedience training. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through your puppy’s first training session for these basic commands: “sit” and “up”.

First, find a quiet and distraction-free area to conduct the training session. Gather some small, soft treats that your puppy loves as rewards for their good behavior.

Start with the “sit” command. Hold a treat close to your puppy’s nose and slowly move your hand upwards, leading their head back. As their head follows the treat, their bottom will naturally lower into a sitting position. Once they are in the sitting position, immediately praise them and give them the treat.

Repeat this process several times until your puppy begins to associate the action with the command. Be patient and consistent, offering plenty of praise and rewards.

Next, introduce the “up” command. Hold a treat in your hand and raise it above your puppy’s head. As they reach up to follow the treat, say “up” and reward them with the treat when they stand on their hind legs.

Continue practicing these commands in short, positive training sessions, gradually increasing the duration and adding distractions as your puppy becomes more proficient. Remember to keep the training sessions fun and rewarding for your puppy, and always end on a positive note. With patience and consistency, your puppy will master these basic commands in no time!


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