1. Hold a treat close to their nose, allowing them to smell it.
2. Slowly raise the treat above their head and slightly back, so their natural response is to sit.
3. As their bottom touches the ground, say “sit” in a clear and upbeat tone.
4. Once they’re sitting, immediately give them the treat and offer praise.
5. Practice this several times, gradually using the treat less and relying more on the verbal command.
6. Repeat the training in various locations to generalize the behavior.