Dog Training, Dogs

How To Teach Dog To Sit in 5 Simple Steps

Teaching a pet to do tricks can be great fun. It also helps in bonding with your pet. Dogs can be trained to do a lot of things so training your dog should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your pet. Try not to push your pet into doing something it’s not ready for. If your dog doesn’t seem keen on doing something, try again at a later time. This blog will look at different methods of training your dog to do a simple sitting-on command.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

How to Teach Your Dog to Sit?

Teaching your dog to sit is one of the basic commands and there are different methods available to teach your dog. One of the basic methods to lure your dog to sit with the help of a treat. Here is how you can do it.

Teach Dog How to Sit

Time needed: 5 minutes.

5 Steps to Teach Your Dog to Sit

  1. Call Your Dog

    Your dog is present in front of you in a standing position. Take the treat in your hand and hold it in front of his nose

  2. Move the Treat over the Head

    As you keep the treat close to your nose your dog will start sniffing, now move your hand in a circular motion over his head. As your dog raises his head toward the treat you’re holding, he’ll naturally go back on his bottom. The moment he hits his tail on the floor, praise him and reward him with the treat.

  3. Repeat Training

    Set up the routine you’re planning to work with your puppy. Have them repeat the training at least three times each day. If you’re using treats, schedule the training before mealtime so they’re a little hungry and motivated to learn as quickly as possible.

    Within a short amount of time, you can now say “Sit!” and have them respond by sitting down immediately instead of having to wait for it on their own.

  4. Add a Hand Signal

    Once your dog starts understanding what the sit command means you can pair a hand signal with the command. It’s up to you what signal you like to use mostly dog owners use a close fist to command their dogs to sit.

    When you command your dog to sit use the hand to signal them each time and you will see that he will associate the signal with the command. The goal here is that your dog recognizes your hand signal and word command and gets rewarded for their behavior.

  5. Reward Your Dog Every Time

    In the start reward your dog with a toy or treat every time he responds to your command. Always use a reward that your dog gets only during the training session so he looks forward to it. As your dog master the command you can start practicing it without the reward.


Training your dog to sit is a great way to control your dog while it is on a leash. This can also help with obedience training as a whole and is a great trick to show off to your friends and family. We hope this step-by-step article helps you train your pup in no time.

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