Who says training your puppy how to sit and stay should be a mind boggling task? Read on and learn helpful tips on training your young pup.
You’re on the right track for deciding it’s time to teach your puppy a new command at a young age. A properly trained puppy means a well-behaved dog in the future. Don’t let your thoughts hold you back from training your puppy. Some may view dogs, especially puppies, to be stubborn creatures that don’t easily submit to training. The key to successfully train your puppy is to make your sessions short, fun and intense to achieve maximum results.
A good rewards system will reap good results when it comes to training your puppy. Experiment and see if your puppy responds to food, toys or praises as a form of rewards. Be careful not to shout or punish your puppy as it can harm his confidence instead use gentle and positive ways. After all, puppies just like humans learn quickly when they feel appreciated and receive something in return.
Sit and Stay command
One of the basic commands you can teach your puppy is the sit and stay command. Find a quiet area with no distractions. Place your puppy on a leash at the start of the training. Position your puppy in a heel position next to you. Let him settle into a relaxed sitting position before you tell him to “sit” then say “stay” at the moment he sits. Do not drop your tone and make it sound as if you’re asking him. Say your “sit” command in a firm voice. Now, place your flat, open hand in front of your puppy, palm facing him but be careful not to touch his nose. The hand signal complements the “stay” command. Move one step backward and wait patiently for a minute or so. Avoid looking straight at his eyes which will make him leave his spot. Always praise him by rewarding him or saying “good boy” with a pat on his head.
Don’t get frustrated when your puppy starts to get up and walk towards you. Say a firm “no” whenever he won’t sit or stay. Walk him Isabella french bulldog back to where he was sitting. Repetition is what you should do to make him understand. Repeat your “sit” command and signal him to “stay”. Watch out when your puppy gets comfortable and lies down when he finally understands the sit and stay. Assert and get his attention that he did something wrong by saying “No, sit-stay”. Pull him straight up on his leash and seat him again before you repeat the command. Be patient to repeat “No, Sit, Stay” command and put him back to where he sat whenever he fails to obey. Gradually lengthen the time he should stay on his spot. Be random with the time he should stay by adding one minute the first time and one or more minutes on every time he stays without lying down. In this way, your puppy will obey and stay alert and actually wait until he gets his reward.
Puppies at a tender age can be taught to stay for shorter periods of time. It’s time to move for your puppy to more advanced commands when he obeys and sits on command every time they are asked without any food or other rewards.
Good luck on training your puppy. Don’t forget to reward him on a training well done!