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How To Teach Your Karakachan Dog To Sit

Teach Your Karakachan Dog to Sit

Are you aiming to teach your Karakachan Dog to sit? The technique of sitting up is easily taught to smaller dogs, however larger pet dogs are another story. It is tricky for them to keep their balance.

Teach Your Karakachan Dog to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting up is one of the first techniques that you should teach to your Karakachan Dog and is the ground work for a lot of other techniques. To train a Karakachan Dog to sit up, prep some treats as a perk, and place your Karakachan Dog on her rump in a corner, so she is unable to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Karakachan Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Words

Keep her from tilting towards you by holding one hand beneath her chin and using your other hand hold the reward above the Karakachan Dog’s face. Keep saying clearly and deliberately, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit too long at one time, however repeat the lesson often and reward her often with plenty of cheers and treats.

Teach Your Karakachan Dog to Sit: Help Her Balance

Throughout the 1st lesson your Karakachan Dog will call for a surprising amount of help from you to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gains control of her balancing muscles and finds out what you want her to do, she will count less upon your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help and support till you’ll only have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be ready to stop her from falling forward; later on you can probably withdraw the hand completely and just simply hold the reward right above the level of her face.

Teach Your Karakachan Dog To Sit: Remove the Aids Eventually

After constant training your Karakachan Dog will sit up long after you command her. Next she should be set up against a wall, so as to provide her support for her back. Soon after she has soaked up this and can hold her place effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other items that provide her less and less assistance. Sooner or later she will get the hang of how to preserve her equilibrium and sit up without anything to lean on.

Teach Your Karakachan Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together

Throughout all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her psyche by constant repetition. Lastly here's the final lesson to teach your Karakachan Dog to sit up whenever she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been properly trained, you will only have to summon her out in the room, reveal a reward, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she'll obey. Then just give her the reward while still in place.

The only requirement for perfection is to train with her multiple times a day until she will sit up on command and without being shown a treat; give her the rewards only once she has adhered to the order.

Teach Your Karakachan Dog Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Karakachan Dog many other tricks. She can now learn how to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She also can be taught 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 clothes.

When training a Karakachan Dog to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many things at once. Try her at first with just a cap. Soon after she becomes familiar with that you could put on a coat and incrementally introduce her to the other clothing.

Enjoy "teaching your Karakachan Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!

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