Should we be teaching our puppy to sit?
Telling your dog to sit is so entrenched within years of dog training methodology, but is it still relevant? This article discusses its current application and looks at the physical action of ‘sit’ and then ‘stand’. It also considers the loads and stresses, produced with this natural, but potentially excessively repeated action. The article reflects on this from the perspective of puppies, but also how ‘sit’ is so conditioned into our everyday training, how it could affect older dogs that maybe less mobile.
By Julia Robertson