If you are a game producer leading a team, then I believe some of these things might be useful in your situation.
There’s several different ways to get dog to sit. Here’s some of them.
The not so easy way (or at least very lasting way)
By the use of force (The Star Wars method), doing physical corrections and yelling “SIT!” (not to forget harsh words), it’s possible to get dog to sit. It will be stressful (for you, the dog and everybody who sees the situation). The dog might sit in weird position, and do it badly. And… as soon as you step away and don’t watch the dog, he stops sitting. In fact, he will be running crazy and barking to other dogs after you leave.
Might even grin to you behind your back.
The easier way
The easier way to get dog to sit is to show him what he needs to do, and helping him to do what he is naturally capable of doing. It’s natural for dogs to sit, so by giving him a treat when he does a good job is an easy way to get the dog to sit.
Sometimes it might happen, that the dog is not interested to sit. It might be that the surrounding is not helping doing the task of sitting. It might be that his leg just broke and he needs a break. Or, it might be that he has just been running around like crazy and simply can’t bothered today. In those days, you gotta be patient and accept the fact that everybody can have bad days in life.
Or, maybe he is such an old dog that he just smiles when he sees a youngster like you trying to train him to sit. Old dogs might do things in their ways. It’s not easy to get them to sit if you try to make them to follow you. You gotta let them follow you… in their pace.
The easiest way
Dogs have natural tendency to sit. Sometimes they sit even without you needing to say anything. This is the easiest method to get dogs to sit: they do it voluntarily by themselves (even when you aren’t watching their back).
With all the dogs, this level might not always be possible to reach. It’s something that happens when you’ve got the right dog.
The famous bottom line
Asking status reports about the dog’s performance in sitting, isn’t necessarily going to help much to get the dog to sit. Trying to force dogs to sit works… to some extent, but pretty much requires you to be there all the time (as long as your health can bear the increased stress level) and isn’t fun. Plus, it might scare the dog so that in some day he’ll bite you or escapes from you. And then you might need hire, uh, get a new dog.
It’s easier if you get dogs to sit on their own will, and if you can find the treats and methods that are most rewarding to them. It requires perhaps bit more work in the beginning, but is most rewarding in the end.
That way they stay healthy and look forward to sit. That way you stay healthy and feel good when see the dogs working.
I mean, sitting.