Dog Training Tip: Why Is Sitting at Doors so Useful?!

1. Teaches your dog self-control (and thus being calm) by having to wait for permission.

2. Teaches your dog to focus and listen by waiting for your release command.

3. Gives you a chance to make sure that it’s safe for your pup to proceed. For instance, if your dog is scared of kids or certain dogs, you don’t want him to just run headfirst into either. This gives you a chance to be proactive.

4. Gives you a chance to make sure no one is around who would be concerned about a dog. Being polite is what allows us to continue to take our dogs out and about.

Steps for Door Manners

1. Easy to do on the fly!

2. Have your dog Sit at the Door when you go in and out of doors for walks. Start with 1/2 second then “release” and with practice increase to 6 seconds.

3. At every outing, such as the video, practice Sit at the Door for up to 6 seconds.

4. Before long, you will have a dog who patiently waits for permission to enter homes, buildings, stores, dog parks, etc.

No shock/static collars were used in the making of this filmĀ .