Are you trying to teach your Telomian to sit? The skill of sitting up is effortlessly taught to petite dogs, yet much larger doggies are a different story. It’s tricky for them to maintain their balance.
Teach Your Telomian to Sit: Readiness
Sitting up is one of the initial skills that should be taught to a Telomian and lays the ground work for plenty of other techniques. To train a Telomian to sit up, organize some snacks as a perk, and put the Telomian on her butt in a corner, so that she won’t be able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Telomian to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Sound of The Words
Keep her from pitching towards you by sticking 1 hand on her chin and with the second hand hold her reward above your Telomian’s nose. Keep repeating distinctly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Do not make her sit up for too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction regularly and reward her frequently with a lot of approval and snacks.
Teach Your Telomian to Sit: Help Her Balance
During her first lesson your Telomian will require a surprising amount of support from your hand to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gains control of the muscles and comprehends what you want her to do, she will rely less and less on your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help and support till you will only have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be set to stop her falling forward; in the future you might take away this hand and just dangle the snack just above the level of her face.
Teach Your Telomian To Sit: Remove the Aids Gradually
After regular training your Telomian will sit up for a long time after you command her. Next she should be set up against your wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. When she has gotten the hang of this and can maintain her place easily, rehearse with her using chair legs, cushions or other objects that offer her less and less help. Gradually she will figure out how to maintain her equilibrium and sit without relying on anything to rest on.
Teach Your Telomian to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche by means of persistent repetition. Now comes the final lesson to teach your Telomian to sit up whenever she hears the phrase. It's highly likely, if she has been properly trained, you will merely have to get her out into the room, show a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the treat while still in position.
The only condition for flawlessness is to rehearse with your Telomian several times daily until she sits up on command and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only after she has obeyed the direction.
Teach Your Telomian Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Telomian many other tricks. She now can learn to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw up 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 articles of clothing.
In teaching a Telomian to submit to being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many clothes at the same time. Try at first with just a hat. After she becomes adjusted to that you could put on a jacket and over time introduce her to the other clothes.
Take joy in "teaching your Telomian the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!
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