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How To Teach Your Spinone Italiano To Sit

Teach Your Spinone Italiano to Sit

Are you attempting to teach your Spinone Italiano to sit? The talent of sitting up is quickly taught to small dogs, however bigger doggies are a different story. It’s tough for them to sustain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Spinone Italiano to Sit: Readiness

Sitting up is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to your Spinone Italiano and forms the ground work for numerous other techniques. In order to train a Spinone Italiano to sit up, organize some treats as a perk, and put your Spinone Italiano on her haunches in the corner, to ensure that she is not able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.

Teach Your Spinone Italiano to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase

Keep her from pitching towards you by maintaining one hand beneath her chin and with the second hand dangle the reward above her face. Keep repeating clearly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit up for too long at any one time, but repeat the lesson often and reward her regularly with loads of praise and snacks.

Teach Your Spinone Italiano to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

Throughout her beginner lesson your Spinone Italiano will require considerable assistance from your hand to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gains control of her muscles and figures out what you want her to do, she’ll depend less upon your hand to keep her in position. Gradually, you can give your Spinone Italiano less help up until you will only have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be in position to stop her from falling forward; in the future you may remove this hand altogether and just hold the snack just above the level of your Spinone Italiano’s face.

Teach Your Spinone Italiano To Sit: Remove the Help Over Time

With steady training she will stay seated well after you set her up. The next step is she should be set up against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back only. When she has taken in this and can hold her position easily, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other items that provide her less and less help. In time she will figure out how to keep her equilibrium and sit without having something to rest on.

Teach Your Spinone Italiano to Sit: Putting It All Together

Throughout all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind with the assistance of constant repetition. Lastly comes the final lesson to teach your Spinone Italiano to sit up immediately after she hears the phrase. Chances are, if she has been carefully instructed, you will simply have to call her out in the room, show to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then you'll just give her the treat while still in place.

The only prerequisite for perfection is to practice with her several times daily until she will sit up on command and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only once she has complied with the order.

Teach Your Spinone Italiano Other Tricks

You have now the groundwork for teaching your Spinone Italiano many other tricks. She now can be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in sync with yours. She can also be taught to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.

In instructing a Spinone Italiano to submit to being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many garments at once. Try at first with a hat. After she gets used to that you could put on a coat and progressively introduce her to more garments.

Enjoy "teaching your Spinone Italiano the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!

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