Are you trying to teach your Mahratta Greyhound to sit? The talent of sitting up is effortlessly taught to small dogs, but much bigger doggies are another story. It’s tricky for them to keep their equilibrium.
Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound to Sit: Foundation
Sitting up is one of the very first techniques that you should teach to a Mahratta Greyhound and is the foundation for innumerable other tricks. To train a Mahratta Greyhound to sit up, prepare some snacks as a perk, and put the Mahratta Greyhound on her backside in the corner, so that she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command
Stop her from falling to the front by maintaining your hand underneath her chin and using your second hand dangle her treat above your Mahratta Greyhound’s face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Don’t make her sit for too long at any one time, but do repeat the training frequently and reward her often with a lot of kudos and snacks.
Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During her 1st lesson she will require considerable help from your hand to stop her from tumbling forward, but as she gets better control of her muscles and starts to understand what you want, she will count less and less upon your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Mahratta Greyhound less help up until you’ll merely have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to prevent her from falling forward; later you can probably remove your hand entirely and simply dangle the reward right above the level of your Mahratta Greyhound’s head.
Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly
After steady training she will stay seated long after you tell her to. Then she should be set up against the wall, so as to provide her a support for her back. Soon after she has gotten the hang of this and can hold her posture easily, practice with her using chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less support. Sooner or later she will grasp how to sustain her balance and sit up without anything to rest against.
Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her subconscious through regular repetition. Last comes the final training to teach your Mahratta Greyhound to sit up as quickly as she hears the command. Most likely, if she has been diligently taught, you will only have to call her out in the room, reveal a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then just give her the treat while still in position.
The only condition for perfection is to practice with your Mahratta Greyhound several times daily until she will sit when told and without being shown a treat; give her the rewards only after she has complied with the order.
Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound Other Tricks
You have now the technique for teaching your Mahratta Greyhound many other skills. She now can be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm with yours. She can also be taught to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.
While instructing a Mahratta Greyhound to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many things at the same time. Try at first with a hat. After she becomes used to that you can put on a jacket and slowly and gradually introduce her to the other clothes.
Delight in "teaching your Mahratta Greyhound the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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