How To Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund To Sit

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Animal Care, Appenzeller Sennenhund, Dogs, Pets | 0 comments

Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund to Sit

Are you struggling to teach your Appenzeller Sennenhund to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to smaller dogs, yet much larger dogs are a different story. It’s hard for them to maintain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund to Sit: Preparing

Sitting is one of the fundamental skills that you should teach to a Appenzeller Sennenhund and is the foundation for myriad other techniques. In order to train a Appenzeller Sennenhund to sit up, prepare some snacks as a perk, and put your Appenzeller Sennenhund on her backside in a corner, so that she is not able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase

Keep her from tilting towards you by sticking your hand beneath her chin and with the other hand dangle her treat above the Appenzeller Sennenhund’s face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at one time, however repeat the lesson frequently and reward her regularly with a lot of appreciation and treats.

Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance

In her first lesson she will call for a surprising amount of support from your hand to stop her from falling forward, but as she gets control of the stabilizing muscles and realises what you want, she’ll rely less upon your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give your Appenzeller Sennenhund less support up until you will basically have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to stop her falling forward; later you will be able to remove the hand completely and just simply dangle the treat just over the level of her face.

Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund To Sit: Remove the Help Over Time

With frequent practice your Appenzeller Sennenhund will stay seated well after you make her. Then she should be set against your wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. After she has mastered this and can hold her place effortlessly, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other items that provide her less and less help. Eventually she will understand how to keep her balance and sit without having anything to lean against.




Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund to Sit: Putting It All Together

In the course of all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind through persistent repetition. Now is the final lesson to teach your Appenzeller Sennenhund to sit up as soon as she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully instructed, you will only have to call her out in the room, show her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she will do so. Then you'll give her the snack while still in position.

The only necessity for flawlessness is to train with her several times daily until she can sit when told and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only after she has obeyed the order.

Teach Your Appenzeller Sennenhund Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Appenzeller Sennenhund many other skills. She can now learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.

When instructing a Appenzeller Sennenhund to submit to being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many things simultaneously. Try at first with a cap. After she becomes accustomed to that you can put on a coat and slowly and gradually introduce her to the other garments.

Take joy in "teaching your Appenzeller Sennenhund the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!

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