My Thoughts on Sitting


I don’t mind sitting. I do a lot of sitting. I usually go right into lying down and don’t waste my time with the in between step of sitting but sometimes it’s necessary. For instance, there are times when I want to remain responsive in case there is food to be had or children to avoid. Then it pays to be ready to move at a moment’s notice.

There’s also the Sit “command”. Once again, this is like so many other commands they throw at us in the dog world. It’s a suggestion, not a command. These suggestions are considered by the dog and then he determines if it’s worth doing or not. Take the Play Dead command. The first question most dogs ask is Why? Why do you call it play dead when it’s much closer to “fall asleep”. Now there’s a command I can live with!

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