So you want to teach your pug to sit? The sit is one of the easiest and most useful skills to teach. Puppies that sit on command are easier to manage until they learn more self-control and forms the base for more advanced tricks.Keep in mind that pug puppies have short attention spans, like most dogs and training is a about getting a puppy’s full attention for short periods throughout the day. If you haven't read our clicker training basics tutorial yet then, we advise you visit there first then come back to teach your pug to sit.
Why you should teach your pug to sit?We know you want to get to the good stuff like paw, play dead and dance. But mastering sit will be the best and most useful trick your pug pug will learn, as it forms the base for the more advanced tricks..
How quickly will you be able to teach your pug to sit?Following our clicker training guide, if your dog knows and responds to the click then they should master this in 2-3 days worth of practice.
Teaching your pug to sit in 5 easy steps
Step 1 - Clicker Training PreparationWe use this clicker as it can be attached to our finger, which makes it easier to use hand movements and leaves your other hand free to hold treats. Make sure the training treats are small or even use their normal dog biscuits. You could also put your Pugs Harness/lead on to avoid them being distracted & running away during your lesson
Step 2 - Giving the commandWe use both the hand gesture and the verbal word 'Sit' when teaching a new command. To begin, stand in front of your pug and simply give your pug a few treats, this will get them interested and looking for their next treat. Show them the next treat and with the other hand make a pointing finger and say 'sit'. Your hand should be slightly above their nose between the eyes. (see photo)
Make sure that you say the word passively and that you have the dogs attention.