To get the basic idea down for her, I stood to her side, said Sit while simultaneously pushing her butt down AND pulling her collar back towards her butt to show the movement. Then reward her with a treat, I only do it about 3 times in one sitting so she doesn't get bored.
next we move on to standing in front of her and saying sit, reward if she does it correct and correct if she doesn't, then work up to her sitting on a designated side. Like when we are out for walks and I tell her to come she comes immediately to my right side and sits down. Consistency and not getting frustrated when they don't sit is key!
Good Luck and Have Fun!!
Today while out for a run and older gentleman stopped us to tell me I had a very well behaved Dog. She is a German Shepherd, and she runs right next to the stroller without ever trying to run off after rabbits, geese other dogs or people.
at 1:40 PM on May. 17, 2013