Repeat this sequence of commands many times, beginning when the dog is in a standing position. Tell him "SIT', "DOWN", "STAND", "DOWN", "STAND", etc, until the dog has integrated all these commands without difficulty. Alternate the order of these commands at will.
By bringing your dog to sit on command, you will significantly reduce the number of bad acts, and the dog will respect you all the more. For example, tell the dog to sit when a guest arrives, and he will not jump. Tell your dog to sit before he encounters people, or before going out for a walk, getting into the car, playing ball, giving him his meal, or any other relevant situation. The dog will quickly learn how to react to your commands, and he will be happy to comply. This approach is simple and efficient, and saves you a lot of trouble.
Associating the command with the gesture: Once the dog has learned to associate your hands to a command and a lure, they become powerful tools. For example, you must keep the palm upward for "SIT, downward for 'DOWN'. The dog will now anticipate your moves and will expect a verbal command. In this, the consolidation section, it will no longer be necessary to crouch down or lower his backside to help him execute the command. Give the command while standing up, and gradually increase the distance between you and the dog. Do not forget the hand signals. When the dog can execute the commands without help, thebecomes optional. From now on, surprise your dog with an occasional treat, and don't forget the hand signals.
A treat once in a while will serve to maintain his motivation. When the dog is not rewarded with a treat, give him the SR 'SOUND + GOOD'.
"Special treats, the dog must work harder and longer before getting a reward. There is a possibility that if the reward is smaller, the dog will contribute less effort to have the customary treat, and that his motivation will disappear with time. The situation can be avoided by offering him a variety of , with an added element of interest. These rewards, unexpected and different, must not be shown to the dog. This "new reward" could be a big bone, or something fabulous he has never seen before. This form of variable reinforcement will result in increased quality of response from your dog. It is important to decide it the dog truly deserves this special reward or not. Any response not executed to perfection, or with lackluster effort doesn't warrant a special reward.": When you decrease the number of