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Hi! I just got my new 7 week old labrador puppy and i cant seem to train him to sit. when i try teach him to sit with a treat in his head at first he would try to get the treat then a few seconds he would ignore it. how can i make my puppy focus on the treat? im using bits of chicken broth as a treat
 

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7 weeks is a little young, was he a rescue? As for the training it may take a while as he is young, you could try with a toy as some dogs are more toy oriented, its easier with a solid treat but he maybe to young for that. while he is focused on the toy lift it over his head slowly, as he looks up and back his butt will lower to a sitting position. some dogs need a little extra encouragement to get the butt down for the first to times, by gently pushing on the butt whilst moving the treat over the head and a big celebration and reward. most puppies have a short attention span so you need to build up a strong bond and respect so he will listen and trust you more.
 

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Puppies that young have about a 2 second attention span. :p Ask for a couple behaviors, then break it off and have a play session. There is lots of time to train him to do all the stuff you want. :)
 
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Re Pax: I love Zak George's videos! He's the reason I feel confident about my ability to puppy-parent. Now I just need to get a puppy ;).
 

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7 weeks old is way too young to expect much! Go to Dog Star Daily and download Dr Ian Dunbars book "After You Get Your Puppy" it's free!!! Loads of good tips!
 
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