Are you making an attempt to teach your Russian Toy to sit? The talent of sitting up is quickly taught to smaller dogs, though much bigger canines are a different story. It is problematic for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Russian Toy to Sit: Foundation
Sitting is one of the most basic tricks that you should teach to your Russian Toy and lays the ground work for a lot of other skills. To train a Russian Toy to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and put the Russian Toy on her rump in the corner, so she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.
Teach Your Russian Toy to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Sound of The Words
Protect her from tilting forward by securing your hand underneath her chin and with the other hand hold the snack above your Russian Toy’s nose. Keep saying intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit too long at one time, but do repeat the training regularly and reward her frequently with plenty of adoration and snacks.
Teach Your Russian Toy to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During her very first lesson your Russian Toy will call for a surprising amount of support from your hand to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gets control of her stabilizing muscles and finds out what you want her to do, she’ll rely less and less upon your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give her less help until you will only have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be available to stop her falling forward; in the future you may remove this hand completely and just dangle the treat right above the level of your Russian Toy’s face.
Teach Your Russian Toy To Sit: Remove the Aids Over Time
With regular training your Russian Toy will sit up long after you make her. Afterward she should be set up against the wall, so as to offer her assistance for her back. Only after she has figured out this and can hold her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other objects that provide her less and less help. Eventually she will get the hang of how to sustain her stability and sit without needing something to lean on.
Teach Your Russian Toy to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all this training the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her subconscious with the assistance of frequent repetition. Now comes the final training to teach your Russian Toy to sit up immediately after she hears the command. There's a good chance, if she has been properly instructed, you will only have to get her out into the room, show her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she'll obey. Then you'll just give her the treat while still in place.
The only necessity for perfection is to train with your Russian Toy several times daily until she will sit when commanded to and without being shown a treat; give her the snacks only after she has adhered to the direction.
Teach Your Russian Toy Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Russian Toy many other skills. She can now learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in sync with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Russian Toy to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many things at the same time. Try her at first with just a cap. Soon after she gets accustomed to that you can put on a jacket and over time introduce her to the other clothes.
Appreciate "teaching your Russian Toy the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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