How to teach any dog to sit: step two
When teaching your dog to sit on command it is important to remove the lure as soon as possible. You do not want your dog to get overly dependent on treats. Once your dog is following the treat, after about 6-12 times, you want to put treats away and have him follow your empty hand.
How to generalize “sit?”
You want your dog to listen to the command everywhere whether you have a lure or not, that is where generalization comes into play.
You need to start generalizing “Sit” in new locations and times of day. This way your dog will learn that “sit” means “sit” anyplace anywhere! Dogs can’t generalize, this means that every new place and time means new rules and new experience. Anything that he learned, might not be recognized in the new place. Each dog is different and can pick this up faster than others.
Repetition is important! However, you only really need to do a command couple of times during a training session. You don’t want your dog to get overworked and bored.