BASIC SIT-STAY PLAN
At the end of training, the dog will hold a sit while you walk in a circle around the dog in either direction.
Before beginning this plan, complete the Teaching a Dog to Sit training.
For each step, give the cue once as directed (food lure, hand signal, or verbal cue.) If the dog gets it right and performs the desired behavior, feed him the treat. If he doesn't sit right away, wait a few seconds to give him a chance to respond. If after a few seconds he doesn't sit, or if he walks away or does something else, get dog’s attention and try again.
Work in sets of 5 tries.
If the dog gets it right 4 or 5 times out of 5, move to next step.
If the dog gets it right 3 times out of 5, repeat the current step.
If the dog gets it right 1 or 2 or times out of 5, drop to the previous step.
Always reward the dog in a sit position. If he gets up when you’re reaching for treats after a distraction, get him back into a sit before giving him the treat.