In order to be successful in your behavior capture training, it’s best to start with the basics. Since sitting is one of the most basic commands and a natural behavior in dogs, it’s a great place to start on your capture training journey. As long as you are ready to be an attentive trainer that is ready to offer a click and a treat the moment your dog sits, you have everything you need to get started.
First, start by using your clicker and offering a treat each time your dog sits naturally. Once you feel like your pup is beginning to catch on to the fact that this is a desired behavior, you can then offer a cue for the action (sit).
Once you’ve added in the cue, be sure to voice the word sit each time your dog naturally sits on their own. Repeating this process and offering positive praise is the best way to help your pup learn how to perform an array of natural behaviors on cue.