What's Next After Sit?1 minute read
Completing the Sit course means you have the basics down, but you're work is far from over.
There are a couple places you can go from here:
Growing Your Sit
Practice sit with distractions
For starters, you could work on a basic sit in the face of distractions. A good place to begin is making a list of distractions for your dog, and actively seeking them out so you can practice your sits. Does your pup go crazy for squirrels? If you ask for a sit when a squirrel is around, does he give you one? Like with most things, start with the easiest distractions and work your way up.
Practice Sit in Other Environments
This goes along with the above idea, but you need to practice asking for a sit in other environments. Doing it inside is one thing, but how about in your backyard? What if you're at the park? How about at the coffee shop?
Related Harper courses
The same course you just did, except for the "down" behavior.
Want to go beyond short sit-stays? Maybe you want to try some, I don't know, long sit-stays? Check out this course.