Are you struggling to teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to sit? The skill of sitting up is regularly taught to small dogs, yet bigger pooches are another story. It’s problematic for them to maintain their balance.
Teach Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to Sit: Preparation
Sitting up is one of the 1st skills that should be taught to a Cardigan Welsh Corgi and forms the groundwork for several other skills. In order to train a Cardigan Welsh Corgi to sit up, put together some treats as a perk, and set your Cardigan Welsh Corgi on her backside in the corner, to make sure that she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Prevent her from falling forward by securing one hand on her chin and using the second hand hold the reward above your Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s nose. Keep saying intelligibly and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at one time, however repeat the lesson routinely and reward her regularly with lots of kudos and treats.
Teach Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
Throughout her first lesson she will call for quite a bit of support from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of her balancing muscles and figures out what you want, she’ll rely less upon your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give her less help up until you’ll merely have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to stop her falling forward; later on you can remove this hand completely and just dangle the treat right above the level of your Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s face.
Teach Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi To Sit: Remove the Aids Progressively
After regular practice your Cardigan Welsh Corgi will sit up well after you set her up. Afterward she should be set against your wall, so as to give her help for her back only. After she has gotten the knack of this and can maintain her posture easily, rehearse with her using chair legs, pillows or other objects that offer her less and less assistance. Ultimately she will grasp how to keep her equilibrium and sit without anything to lean on.
Teach Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche through persistent repetition. Now comes the final training to teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to sit up right after she hears the words. There's a great chance, if she has been properly instructed, you will only have to call her out in the room, display to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then you'll give her the reward while still in position.
The only criteria for perfection is to train with your Cardigan Welsh Corgi several times daily until she can sit up on command and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only once she has followed the direction.
Teach Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi Other Tricks
You have now the groundwork for teaching your Cardigan Welsh Corgi many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to keep an object in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
In teaching a Cardigan Welsh Corgi to submit to being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many clothes simultaneously. Try her at first with a cap. Only after she becomes used to that you could put on a coat and eventually introduce her to more clothing.
Appreciate "teaching your Cardigan Welsh Corgi the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!
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