Are you working to teach your Tennessee Treeing Brindle to sit? The technique of sitting up is regularly taught to smaller dogs, but much bigger doggies are a different story. It is tough for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Tennessee Treeing Brindle to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the very first tricks that you should teach to a Tennessee Treeing Brindle and lays the groundwork for many other skills. In order to train a Tennessee Treeing Brindle to sit up, prep some snacks as a perk, and set your Tennessee Treeing Brindle on her backside in the corner, to ensure that she is unable to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Tennessee Treeing Brindle to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Words
Prevent her from falling to the front by maintaining 1 hand beneath her chin and using your other hand dangle her treat above her face. Keep saying distinctly and intelligibly, “sit.” Don’t force her to sit too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her often with lots of praise and snacks.
Teach Your Tennessee Treeing Brindle to Sit: Help Her Balance
In her beginner lesson your Tennessee Treeing Brindle will need quite a bit of help from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains control of her balancing muscles and learns what you want, she’ll count less and less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Tennessee Treeing Brindle less support till you’ll merely have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be prepared to stop her from falling forward; later you can withdraw the hand completely and just suspend the treat just over the height of her face.
Teach Your Tennessee Treeing Brindle To Sit: Remove the Help Eventually
After steady practice your Tennessee Treeing Brindle will sit up for a long time after you get her to sit. Next she should be set against the wall, so as to offer her a support for her back. Once she has taken in this and can hold her position easily, rehearse with her up against chair legs, cushions or other items that offer her less and less support. Eventually she will get the hang of how to keep her balance and sit in the absence of something to rest against.
Teach Your Tennessee Treeing Brindle to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all this training the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind by means of constant repetition. Lastly comes the final training to teach your Tennessee Treeing Brindle to sit up immediately after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been diligently trained, you will simply have to get her out in the room, show her a reward, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the reward while still in position.
The only necessity for excellence is to rehearse with your Tennessee Treeing Brindle several times a day until she will sit when told and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only once she has obeyed the direction.
Teach Your Tennessee Treeing Brindle Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Tennessee Treeing Brindle many other skills. She now can be taught to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm with yours. She also can learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Tennessee Treeing Brindle to accept being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many clothes at once. Try at first with just a hat. Once she gets adjusted to that you can put on a coat and eventually introduce her to more clothes.
Take joy in "teaching your Tennessee Treeing Brindle the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!
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