Introduction to Sit2 minute read
Sit might be the most recognizable dog skill in the world. One might even put it ahead of down and coming when called.
Given its popularity you might assume sit is simple to understand, but oh would you be wrong my friend! (which is totally fine, this is a safe space)
When we ask our dogs to sit, we usually have other expectations too. For instance, if your pup is jumping all over your grandmother, you might ask him to sit as a way to calm him down, which means sit isn't just one skill, it's several.
Also, did you know there are different ways to sit? Most dogs sit by putting their butt on the ground and moving their front legs backwards, but there's something called a "tucked" sit which is when a dog holds his front legs still and moves his back legs forward, tucking them in under his body. We could go on but here's the good news - you don't need to worry about all of that with this course.
This is a course for people who's definition of sit is "dog puts his butt on the ground when I ask nicely" And maybe some slightly more advanced people would define sit as "dog puts his butt on the ground and keeps it on the ground when I ask nicely"
If that's what you're looking for, this course will help you find it.
Let's get started!
What Your Pup Will Learn
- How to get into the sit position
- How to hold the sit position
- A word that means "sit"
- Actually, that same word will mean "sit and stay"
- A word that means "you can stop holding the sit"
What You Will Learn
- The difference between a cued sit and a default sit and when to use each
- The difference between an explicit verbal cue "stay" and an implied stay and why Harper prefers the implied stay
- Release cues and how to use them so your pup understands them