Sits, Downs, and Stands, Oh My!


In this course, we’ll learn to teach dogs the basic positions of sit, down and stand. And we certainly don’t want the dog hitting the ground and getting right back up, so we will discuss some ways to introduce duration in these behaviors. This workshop will discuss the mechanics of teaching sit, down, and stand and also will cover adding basic duration and release words. Finally, we will talk about how to add distractions in a systematic way so the dog can be successful.

You will learn different ways to teach sit, down, and stand; how to introduce duration in those positions; why you need a release word and how to incorporate it; how to add mild distractions to increase the dog’s understanding; and the process for reducing treats and incorporating other reinforcers.


  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Distractions
  • Using other rewards

Section 4: Foundation Training for Pet Dogs

Scheduled to run

April 5, 2020


Nicole Wiebusch

Core Class

Approved IAABC CEUs


Approved CCPDT CEUs