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How To Teach Your Airedale Terrier To Sit

Teach Your Airedale Terrier to Sit

Are you struggling to teach your Airedale Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to smaller dogs, yet much bigger pet dogs are another story. It is challenging for them to sustain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Airedale Terrier to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting is one of the fundamental tricks that you should teach to your Airedale Terrier and is the foundation for innumerable other skills. To train a Airedale Terrier to sit up, prep some snacks as a perk, and set the Airedale Terrier on her butt in a corner, to ensure she will not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Airedale Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words

Prevent her from falling to the front by maintaining your hand on her chin and using the other hand hold the snack above your Airedale Terrier’s face. Keep repeating clearly and intelligibly, “sit.” Don’t make her sit too long at one time, but repeat the training regularly and reward her often with plenty of adoration and treats.

Teach Your Airedale Terrier to Sit: Help Her Balance

In the very first lesson your Airedale Terrier will call for considerable support from you to stop her from falling forward, but as she gains more control of the muscles and learns what you want, she’ll depend less and less on your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give your Airedale Terrier less assistance until you’ll only have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to prevent her from falling forward; later you may take away this hand completely and merely hold the snack right above the height of your Airedale Terrier’s head.

Teach Your Airedale Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly And Gradually

After consistent training she will stay seated for a good while after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set up against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back only. Only after she has learned this and can keep her place easily, practice with her using chair legs, cushions or other things that offer her less and less assistance. In the end she will be trained to sustain her equilibrium and sit without relying on anything to rest on.

Teach Your Airedale Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together

Throughout all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche through regular repetition. Now here's the final lesson to teach your Airedale Terrier to sit up as soon as she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been properly taught, you will only have to call her out into the room, show to her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then you'll just give her the treat while still in position.

The only criteria for flawlessness is to practice with your Airedale Terrier several times daily until she can sit up when commanded to and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only after she has complied with the order.

Teach Your Airedale Terrier Other Tricks

You have now the basis for teaching your Airedale Terrier many other skills. She can now learn to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to keep a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.

When training a Airedale Terrier to tolerate being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many clothes at once. Try at first with a cap. Soon after she gets familiar with that you can put on a coat and steadily introduce her to the other clothes.

Enjoy "teaching your Airedale Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!

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