I'm having some difficulty with teaching Ben to sit. He is resistant to a gentle pressure on the rear end. Occasionally it has worked but mostly he plants his feet firmly on the ground or backs off because he doesn't like it/doesn't know what is happening to him. He is clearly a bit skittish about this and I don't want to undo our progress so far.
I have also tried holding a treat in front of his nose and raising it - the theory being he should raise his head to follow the treat and sit naturally in the process. But the problem is he can't focus on things close up and the smell alone doesn't do the trick. I tried doing it with the squeaky ball and that didn't work either.
It all might come in time but any suggestions in the meanwhile? Cheers