Are you attempting to teach your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to sit? The technique of sitting up is quite easily taught to smaller dogs, though bigger pet dogs are another story. It is tough for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Anticipation
Sitting up is one of the 1st skills that you should teach to a Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound and provides the foundation for a large number of other techniques. In order to train a Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to sit up, put together some treats as a reward, and set the Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound on her backside in the corner, so she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Words
Prevent her from tilting towards you by maintaining your hand underneath her chin and using the second hand hold the snack above her nose. Keep saying deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Don’t force her to sit for too long at any one time, but do repeat the instruction regularly and reward her frequently with plenty of cheers and snacks.
Teach Your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During the beginner lesson your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound will demand a lot of help and support from your hand to prevent her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of her muscles and makes sense of what you want, she’ll rely less and less upon your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound less help until you’ll simply have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be available to prevent her falling forward; in the future you can probably remove the hand altogether and just dangle the snack just above the height of your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound’s face.
Teach Your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound To Sit: Remove the Help Eventually
With steady training your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound will sit up for a good while after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set against the wall, so as to offer her help for her back only. After she has soaked up this and can keep her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other items that provide her less and less aid. At some point she will be able to preserve her balance and sit up without having anything to lean on.
Teach Your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all this training the words "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind by means of constant repetition. Now is the final training to teach your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to sit up as quickly as she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully taught, you will only have to summon her out into the room, display a reward, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the treat while still in place.
The only condition for excellence is to rehearse with her multiple times a day until she will sit on command and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only once she has followed the order.
Teach Your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound many other tricks. She can now be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She can also be taught to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep an object in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Bosnian Coarse-Haired Hound to submit to being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many garments at once. Try at first with just a hat. Soon after she gets accustomed to that you can put on a coat and steadily introduce her to more clothing.
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