Are you aiming to teach your American Pit Bull Terrier to sit? The skill of sitting up is effortlessly taught to very small dogs, however larger pet dogs are a different story. It’s problematic for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your American Pit Bull Terrier to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the most basic techniques that you should teach to your American Pit Bull Terrier and lays the groundwork for innumerable other tricks. In order to train a American Pit Bull Terrier to sit up, organize some snacks as a perk, and put your American Pit Bull Terrier on her haunches in a corner, so she won’t be able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your American Pit Bull Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase
Prevent her from falling to the front by sticking 1 hand on her chin and with your second hand hold the snack above the American Pit Bull Terrier’s nose. Keep repeating intelligibly and clearly, “sit.” Don’t force her to sit for too long at one time, however repeat the lesson routinely and reward her regularly with plenty of adoration and treats.
Teach Your American Pit Bull Terrier to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
In the 1st lesson she will need a lot of help from you to prevent her from tumbling forward, but as she gains better control of the muscles and recognizes what you want her to do, she will rely less on your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give her less support til you will basically have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be waiting to stop her from falling forward; in the future you can most likely take away the hand entirely and just simply dangle the reward just over the height of her face.
Teach Your American Pit Bull Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Over Time
After consistent practice your American Pit Bull Terrier will sit up long after you set her up. Then she should be set against your wall, so as to give her help for her back only. Soon after she has soaked up this and can hold her place easily, rehearse with her up against chair legs, cushions or other things that give her less and less support. Ultimately she will be trained to maintain her balance and sit without anything to lean against.
Teach Your American Pit Bull Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her subconscious by persistent repetition. Lastly comes the final training to teach your American Pit Bull Terrier to sit up immediately after she hears the command. Most likely, if she has been carefully trained, you will simply have to call her out into the room, display a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she'll obey. Then you'll give her the treat while still in place.
The only condition for perfection is to practice with your American Pit Bull Terrier several times daily until she can sit up on command and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only once she has followed the order.
Teach Your American Pit Bull Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the technique for teaching your American Pit Bull Terrier many other skills. She can now learn how to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in conjunction with yours. She also can be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold an object in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
In teaching a American Pit Bull Terrier to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many clothes simultaneously. Try at first with just a hat. Only after she becomes familiar with that you could put on a jacket and slowly introduce her to more clothing.
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