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How To Train Your Dogo Argentino To Sit

Teach Your Dogo Argentino to Sit

Are you attempting to teach your Dogo Argentino to sit? The technique of sitting up is quickly taught to little dogs, however much larger doggies are another story. It is problematic for them to keep their balance.

Teach Your Dogo Argentino to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting is one of the very first skills that you should teach to a Dogo Argentino and forms the ground work for a lot of other skills. In order to train a Dogo Argentino to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and put the Dogo Argentino on her backside in a corner, to make sure that she is unable to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.

Teach Your Dogo Argentino to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words

Keep her from tilting forward by holding one hand on her chin and using the other hand dangle her reward above her face. Keep saying deliberately and distinctly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at one time, but do repeat the lesson frequently and reward her often with plenty of kudos and treats.

Teach Your Dogo Argentino to Sit: Help Her Balance

During her initial lesson she will require quite a bit of help and support from your hand to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gains better control of her muscles and figures out what you want, she’ll depend less on your hand to keep her in position. Gradually, you can give your Dogo Argentino less help and support up until you will merely have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to prevent her falling forward; in the future you may withdraw the hand altogether and just hold the treat just above the level of her face.

Teach Your Dogo Argentino To Sit: Remove the Help Slowly

After constant practice your Dogo Argentino will stay seated well after you make her. Afterward she should be set against the wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. Immediately after she has mastered this and can keep her posture easily, practice with her using chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less support. In the end she will learn to preserve her balance and sit up without anything to lean against.

Teach Your Dogo Argentino to Sit: Putting It All Together

In the course of all this training the words "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her mind with the assistance of persistent repetition. Last comes the final lesson to teach your Dogo Argentino to sit up immediately after she hears the command. It's highly likely, if she has been carefully taught, you will simply have to get her out into the room, display to her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then give her the snack while still in position.

The only criteria for perfection is to rehearse with her multiple times daily until she can sit when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only after she has adhered to the command.

Teach Your Dogo Argentino Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Dogo Argentino many other skills. She can now be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in sync 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 clothes.

When instructing a Dogo Argentino to submit to being dressed up, don't try to make her wear too many items at the same time. Try her at first with a hat. Only after she gets adjusted to that you could put on a jacket and progressively introduce her to the other garments.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Dogo Argentino the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!

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