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How To Teach Your Cirneco Dell’Etna To Sit

Teach Your Cirneco Dell'Etna to Sit

Are you working to teach your Cirneco Dell’Etna to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to petite dogs, however larger canines are a different story. It’s challenging for them to keep their equilibrium.

Teach Your Cirneco Dell’Etna to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting is one of the initial skills that you should teach to a Cirneco Dell’Etna and lays the groundwork for various other techniques. In order to train a Cirneco Dell’Etna to sit up, prepare some treats as a reward, and set the Cirneco Dell’Etna on her butt in the corner, to ensure that she can not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.

Teach Your Cirneco Dell’Etna to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Command

Prevent her from pitching towards you by maintaining 1 hand beneath her chin and using the other hand hold the treat above the Cirneco Dell’Etna’s face. Keep repeating deliberately and clearly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her frequently with lots of recognition and treats.

Teach Your Cirneco Dell’Etna to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance

During the 1st lesson your Cirneco Dell’Etna will need a lot of help from your hand to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gets more control of the balancing muscles and figures out what you want, she’ll count less on your hand to keep her in position. Gradually, you can give your Cirneco Dell’Etna less help and support till you will basically have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be waiting to stop her from falling forward; eventually you will be able to take away your hand and just dangle the reward right over the level of your Cirneco Dell’Etna’s head.

Teach Your Cirneco Dell’Etna To Sit: Remove the Help Slowly

With constant training your Cirneco Dell’Etna will sit up long after you make her. Next she should be set up against your wall, so as to give her help for her back. Only after she has soaked up this and can maintain her place effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other things that offer her less and less help and support. Sooner or later she will master how to keep her equilibrium and sit up in the absence of something to rest against.

Teach Your Cirneco Dell'Etna to Sit: Putting It All Together

During all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her subconscious through persistent repetition. Lastly comes the final lesson to teach your Cirneco Dell'Etna to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. Chances are, if she has been diligently taught, you will merely have to get her out in the room, reveal a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then just give her the snack while still in position.

The only condition for flawlessness is to practice with your Cirneco Dell'Etna multiple times a day until she sits on command and without being shown a reward; give her the rewards only after she has complied with the direction.

Teach Your Cirneco Dell'Etna Other Tricks

You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Cirneco Dell'Etna 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 sync with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.

While teaching a Cirneco Dell'Etna to accept being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many clothes at once. Try her at first with just a cap. Only after she becomes accustomed to that you could put on a jacket and little by little introduce her to the other clothes.

Enjoy "teaching your Cirneco Dell'Etna the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!

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