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Teach Your Dog the Automatic Sit

Imagine walking with your dog around town and coming up to a crosswalk at a busy intersection. Your dog sits automatically with no verbal cue or prompting from you when you stop at the curb — not only do you and your pup look like obedience rockstars, but your dog is safe since they aren’t walking straight out into traffic.

Now imagine you encounter a friend while on your walk around town. Instead of rushing up to them and jumping, your dog sits politely at your side and waits while you two humans stop and chat. This can be your reality with some easy and consistent training!

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Topics: Dog Training, Dog Safety, Loose-leash Walking, Behavior & Training, Puppy Training, Puppy, Training, Walking on a Leash, Dog, Benefits of training, Sit & Stay

Simple Dog Training Tips For Your Daily Routine - Sit & Stay

January is National Train Your Dog Month. This is an awareness month established by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers ( APDT) to highlight the importance of socialization and training to the health, wellbeing, and daily life of dogs. We at Preventive Vet think this is a great idea and an important message, so here are 3 easy, every day ways to incorporate “sit” practice and reinforcement into your daily routine.

PRE-MEAL: This is a great time to practice your dog’s sit, as well as their (very important) “stay” and “leave it.” Not only are these good for basic obedience, but solid “stay” and “leave it” can also help to prevent digestive problems and poisonings when “off limit” foods or medications are dropped or encountered on walks.

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Topics: Dog Training, Behavior & Training, Sit & Stay, Dog Tips

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