12-31-2008, 10:36 PM
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im a big fan of the lure method when teaching sit, take treat introduce infront of dogs nose lure up and over dogs head when head goes up bottom drops to ground putting dog into a sit position, give command sit when the are in the position, this teaches them that their bottom on the ground means sit, pushing on a dog could be bad for joints and hips, some people teach commands with force (force doesn't mean you are being mean) we want the dog to make a possitive association with sit, sometimes when you push a dog they use their opposition reflex ( a relex that makes them do the opposite of what is beig done to them) in this case pushing on behind might be met with resistance, sorta like pulling on a leash a dog will generally pull in the opposite direction this is a natural reflex dogs have.
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