Being able to get your dog to sit down on command is the basic starting point for further training, such as 'lie down' and 'stay'. me key to teaching your dog to sit is patience, as clogs initially feel vulnerable in this position.
Four principles apply to sit training (and also to teaching your dog to walk to heel) and you can easily remember them via the acronym ACER (Attention; Command; Execute; Reward). Here's now you do it.
Stand with your dog on your lefty with the lead and a treat or toy in your right hand. Get his attention by saying his name.
Give the command - 'sit' - and simultaneously apply gentle pressure with your left hand on to your dogs rear end to push him down.
Responding to the pressure of your hand, your dog will execute the command by sitting.
When he does immediately reward him with the treat or toy and verbal praise. It's as simple as that.
Warm Reminder and Advice
A clicker is a small hand-held tool used to 'condition' desirable behavior. You simply click as soon as the dog displays a required behavior and reward him with a food treat. This way he learns that a click means reward; no click means no reward. You can also use it at a distance from your dog and he will come to you for his expected reward.
To Clicker-Train 'Sit':