How To Teach The Sit Out Of Motion
Sit Out of Motion
The goal in this exercise is to be able to, while walking or running with your dog in the heel position, give the sit command and your dog, the instant they hear the command to freeze in the sit position, while you continue to walk or run away from your dog.
This exercise begins with you heeling with your dog. Slow down and prepare to use the leash in an upward, forward direction. Both hands can be used on the leash with this exercise. When you see your dog attentively heeling with you, stop with your left leg forward and your right leg back, as if to freeze your motion. As you stop in this stance, command your dog to "Sit", if after a moment your dog hasn't sat, tug in an upwardly, forward direction and say "No, Sit". You may need to guide your dog into a straight sitting position with your left hand. Be prepared to help you dog sit straight and fast for you.
The moment your dog sits, say "Stay" and give your stay signal with your right hand. Continue your movement by stepping out with your right leg, as if to unfreeze your motion.
If at anytime your dog gets up or moves, you should very quickly, turn to left and face your dog as you tug upward with your left hand and say "No, Sit, Stay".
Sit and walk away
From a walking position command the dog to "Sit", give the "Stay" command and continue walking to the end of the leash. Praise the dog and leave in this position for about 30 seconds. Return to the neutral position. Praise and pet when he responds.