Savvy Dog Training – Teaching the deaf dog to “sit”
Teaching your dog how to sit on cue Sit is a foundation behavior for most dogs. Teaching sit can be easily done by luring the dog into a sit position with a treat. For Sydney, I show her a treat, then move my hand behind her head and slightly downward to encourage her to sit, then I mark and reward.
if you’re not sure how to mark/reward, you can check out my video on how to get started training your dog. After I’ve done that several times, I add my hand signal (sit in ASL), but you can add your verbal cue as well right when they sit and you have marked the behavior.
Once you’ve completed that several times, ask your dog for the sit behavior. If they don’t respond, go back to the previous steps and keep teaching the behavior before asking for it on cue again. Good luck, like and subscribe, and be sure to reach out if you have any questions!
Happy training, Savannah & Sydney