Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Polite Sit

Hi, Rescuers!

After your rescue dog has learned sit, another helpful 'sit' modification is 'Polite Sit'. It is ideal your dog learns to sit before you cross the street. It would be tremendously difficult for your dog to know exactly where you are crossing and when to sit, get your dog used to it instead. Click your tongue or snap your fingers to get your dog's attention when you wait to cross the street. Wait until he looks you in the eye and deliver the sit command.

You can also use the 'Polite Sit' to encourage your dog to behave when he is meeting a new dog or person.

Be consistent with the 'Polite Sit' when you cross the street or do something new. Your voice and commands may encourage your dog to calm down and behave.