How to teach a dog to sit on command: step one
The first step in teaching your dog to sit is to lure them into it. Luring is simply having the dog’s nose follow a treat or some other lure. As you move the lure over the dog’s head his head will go up and the butt will lower. This is the fastest way to teach your dog to sit.
Do not say the “Sit” command yet. You want to make sure the dog has the movement of sitting down first. If you start saying the word “Sit” too soon, and your dog does not put his bottom on the floor, he might think “Sit” means to put the head up or to look at you.
It is important to only do sit step one 6-12 times so that your dog does not become overly dependent on treats.
Taking the first steps to sitting:
Teaching your dog to sit is one of the first commands in basic obedience. It is an easy command and can be used for so many different things. One of which is using it as a tool to stop unwanted behavior. After you teach your dog to sit, you can ask him to sit for treats, sit at the door when people come in or sit for being pet.