How to Train a Labrador : How to Teach Your Labrador to Sit


Hi! I’m Melanie McLeroy with Taurus Training
for Expert Village, and today we’re going to talk about training dogs. So let’s teach
a Labrador retriever how to sit. This yellow Lab knows I have treats. So I might or might
not use food as a lure with this particular dog, I do have to use a relatively low-value
treat; of course keep in mind that Labrador retrievers are walking stomachs. So you can
pretty much train them with anything. I trained my Labs with little ends of asparagus and
the ends of carrots. Good girl, good girl. I’m going to let her know I have the food,
lead her nose up into the air, sit, good… and as soon as her bottom hits the ground
I say the word, and then as soon as her bottom hits the ground I mark it, and then I make
the treats random. Now I’m also going to try serendipity here. I’m waiting to see
if she’ll offer to sit; well she would not she needs a little more help, Telula good
and I’m going to use a little body language, that’s not working I’ll go to a hand signal,
sit, good, good girl. There are many different ways you can teach dogs how to do things.
If a method isn’t working for you in this video then check out a different breed. You
might get some tips there. Now she is really not paying attention to me, so this is a great
opportunity for me to use food as a lure to get her to pay attention. Remember we want
to set our dogs up to succeed by not giving them commands when we don’t think they’re
going to pay attention. Lula, good, sit. She needs a little help, good, okay, sit, good.
She’s responding very well to the hand signal, so let’s stick with that for a while, remember
we want to fade it later and get her to respond to verbal commands. Sit, good, very nice.
I’ll do this one more time, sit, good and not give her the treat, oh, oh sometimes Labs
don’t swallow their treats, good girl, Sit, good, so we’ve ended with the success teaching
a Labrador retriever how to sit.

22 thoughts on “How to Train a Labrador : How to Teach Your Labrador to Sit

  • She's probably just using the dog as an example. Older dogs tend to be calmer and would be much easier to show on camera.

  • I found with my dogs (not labs, they're mixed) that instead of using food, I could train them with just praise. Now they sit in front of me whenever they want attention.

  • my yellow lab retriever is the worst dog imaginable. he doesn't listen for shit, he constantly pulls on his leash and just today; he pissed on another dog that was barking at him. i laughed so hard after i put him back in the play pen…

    The only command he listens to is sit. I taught him to sit by holding a treat in my fist and holding my fist up and opening my fist up when i praise him…

  • 1. You're a fucking idiot.
    2. Labradors were first bread in Canada as gun dogs, and fishing dogs.
    3. You deserve to go to hell for eating a dog in Korea.
    4. Go die in a fire you piece of shit.

  • Have you not seen how the ignorant Korean people treat dogs? Dogs are inteligent animals, they thrive on love, its a little bit different to chickens. Search for a video of how dogs are killed in korea for meat, they are simply hung. If you can watch that video and still agree with what you are saying, then you truely deserve to go to hell.

  • dare da mangiare hai cani x fargli fare delle cose nn mi sembra addestrare!!!scandaloso

  • i have a labrador and she listen's very well she is also very smart she can even understand what i tell her to do on command

  • @Spontania24 yeah thats true becuase my 2 month old puppy everytime we play board games it will come steal a game piece and start running , its so funny ; she also digs in her water bowl , its so adorable !

  • y 2 month old puppy everytime we play board games it will come steal a game piece and start running , its so funny ; she also digs in her water bowl , its so adorable ! My pup also barks at beverly hills chihuahua lol!

  • Just got mine today! He's 7 months old and is a rescued.
    They beat him and didn't teach him anything.
    Luckily I found him and will try my best. He seems happy here!

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