“Puppy, sit! Sit! Sit down! Siiiiit! Sit!!!”
Does this sound familiar?
If you’d like your dog to listen to you the first time you ask him to perform a behavior…
Say each command only once!
Wait a bit for your dog to do it. If, after a few seconds (Maybe up to 5), he doesn’t perform the behavior, stay silent, and gently guide him into position using a treat. Once he does it, let him have the treat and praise like crazy!
Why not repeat yourself?
Every time you say a command and your dog doesn’t listen, he learns that he doesn’t have to listen when you ask him something! Ensure that he performs a behavior after every command, and he’ll catch on.