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take a yummy treat that she loves and hold it infront of her, slowly lift the treat and give the command sit. as you lift the treat she should follow it with her nose making her automatically sit(you can always 'help' her along and push down her backend with your other hand the first couple times...)
hope that helps and good luck :)
 

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just tried using the treats and getting Dixie to sit and she did great with it ! i am so happy , so I will work about a week on that until she gets that , and move on until somthing else!
 

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If moving the treat is not enough to get your dog to sit, instead of pushing down on the pup's back, cup her tail and bum in your hand and press on the back of her knees with the edge of your hand to 'force' a sit. I found it was far more effective than pressing from above.

I wish I could give credit, but I forget where I read this.
 

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No, you do NOT need to push on her back if she's already sitting for you. That is only something that some people do in the beginning, to help the dog get into the right position. But it sounds like all you needed to do was to use treats to lure her into the right position.

Personally (and this is just my opinion ;)) I don't recommend pushing on the back end for any dog...but especially not for chis, because this can injure them if too much force is used (and it doesn't take much to be too much). I prefer to train my dogs using minimal physical contact and just use treats to lure them instead.
 

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I agree, don't push if you don't need to, but if your dog doesn't get the idea, Boop didn't, then pressure on the back of the knees works wonders. Pushing down on her back often just gets resistance.

My post was just a general post about sits, not aimed at you, Dixie's Mom, because your dog is already sitting.
 

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im glad it worked so well :) laying down can sometimes be tricky-but its the same concept, while in sit take the treat down and put your hand to the floor and she should follow ( dave, the little stinker, would lift up his bum when we did this for the first while.... but now we know 'bow' and lie down because of that, ahhaha!!)

... and just for clarification,i didnt mean force the dog down, just a slight pressure as they're looking up at the treat encourages what you're wanting.... i would never push hard to force it!!!
 

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Tara, just so you know I wasn't directing my post towards you or anything, I didn't think you pushed really hard or forced your dogs into a sit or anything. I just thought that some people who don't know any better might get the wrong idea...and like Pauline mentioned, it often tends to lead to resistance anyway, so I just think there can be better ways. :)
 
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