Step 3: Clean up the hand signal

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With your dog in a standing position, cup your empty hand and without bending your body, raise it by bending at the elbow. When your arm is bent at a 90º angle, freeze and wait.

As soon as your dog’s hindquarters hit the ground, say “yes!” (or click) and feed a treat from your pouch while they are still in the seated position.

If your dog stands up after the mark and before you have a chance to feed the treat, simply lure them back into the seated position to release the food. 

You can toss a treat away to reset. 

Repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 repetitions.