Teach your dog to SIT!
This is as basic of a trick as your can get. But basic work is required to
be able to teach Rover harder tricks.
for small to medium dog's: Hold onto Rover's collar while he is in a standing
position. Say SIT and gently push down on Rover's hind quarters. When
he is in a sitting position praise him. Repeat.
After a while
Rover will start recognizing the word SIT with your pushing his hind quarters
down. Now you only have to use a small amount of pressure on his hind quarters
to make him sit. Repeat this until you only have to say the word SIT to make
for BIG dog's: Because you can't simply force a Big Rover to sit, you
have to use a different technique. Take a yummy dog treat and hold it slightly
over Big Rover's nose. It is important not to hold it too high or Rover will
jump up. Say SIT. As Big Rover looks up at the treat he will automatically
sit. Praise him and give him the treat.
did not sit, you must hold the treat a little farther over his head. Now he
must stare up and tilt his head back to get it.
step until you don't have to use a treat anymore and Rover sits on command.