Dr. Yin’s Animal Behavior and Medicine Videos
Training Dogs to Sit: Say Please By Sitting
Training dogs to sit by having them "Say Please by Sitting" automatically is the foundation exercise for training focused, calm behavior. It is the primary exercise in Dr. Sophia Yin's Learn to Earn program. Watch how words are not needed. Its your actions (rewarding at the right time) that is important.
The foundation exercise is "say please by sitting" automaticall and it's the cornerstone of the learn to earn program. Once dogs learn this behavior, we quickly progress to adding speed and changes of direction to make sitting quickly fun. In this video I point out the importance of body posture, treat delivery speed and location, and quick but deliberate movements.
Dr Sophia Yin gives a dog training demo on teaching Leave It. She shows two different variations of teaching this behavior, building on the basic "Say Please By Sitting" exercise.
Training a dog to sit for petting is a great way to help teach the dog self control. Stellah the english bulldog has a history of being very pushy. In this video, Dr Sophia Yin practices having Stella remain sitting no matter how excited she gets from the petting.