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Liza, go get "Puppy Primer" ... it's a little paperback book that teaches the basics.

Also do a search on here about clicker training, as I know a lot of people (JMM) do it this way.

HUGz! Jules
 

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Liza, I forgot to say that 'sit' is usually one of the easiest to train. Every time Poppy sits, I say sit and give him a treat. You need to keep treats on you, so that you can say "Dolce sit!" every time he sits, and then give him a treat. Gradually increase the time that he sits before you give him the treat.

I also make Poppy sit before dinner ... his favorite meal. I don't have to give him a treat then ... I just don't sit his dinner down until he sits, and then I give him dinner and praise him.

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Just let him dance and dance ... he'll eventually get tired, and realize he's not getting the treat with that behavior. Keep the treat out, his eyes will be on you, and he'll eventually sit. When he does, say "Dolce sit" in a high pitched, excited voice while quickly giving him the treat before he stands up.

Poppy is usually good for 3 or 4 sits. Just keep the treats on hand, and every time you say Dolce sit, and he does it ... quickly give him a treat while praising him.

If your timing is off, and you treat and praise too slow ... and he stands up in excitement, don't give him the treat. Start over telling him to sit, and then quickly treat and praise while he is still sitting.

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