Are you making an attempt to teach your Kishu to sit? The technique of sitting up is quite easily taught to petite dogs, yet much bigger pet dogs are a different story. It is challenging for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Kishu to Sit: Prep
Sitting is one of the first skills that should be taught to a Kishu and lays the ground work for many other skills. In order to train a Kishu to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and place your Kishu on her backside in a corner, to make sure that she can’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Kishu to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Keep her from tilting forward by sticking 1 hand beneath her chin and using your other hand dangle her treat above your Kishu’s face. Keep repeating deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, but repeat the lesson routinely and reward her regularly with lots of cheers and snacks.
Teach Your Kishu to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
Throughout the initial lesson she will call for a lot of help and support from you to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of the balancing muscles and learns what you want her to do, she’ll rely less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give her less support up until you’ll only have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be set to prevent her from falling forward; later you may withdraw this hand altogether and merely suspend the snack just over the level of your Kishu’s head.
Teach Your Kishu To Sit: Remove the Help Eventually
With steady training your Kishu will stay seated long after you command her. Next she should be set against your wall, so as to offer her assistance for her back only. Soon after she has learned this and can keep her posture effortlessly, practice with her against chair legs, pillows or other things that provide her less and less assistance. Ultimately she will learn how to sustain her stability and sit up in the absence of something to rest against.
Teach Your Kishu to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind with the assistance of regular repetition. Last is the final training to teach your Kishu to sit up as soon as she hears the phrase. Most likely, if she has been diligently instructed, you will merely have to call her out into the room, reveal a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll do so. Then just give her the treat while still in place.
The only criteria for flawlessness is to train with her several times a day until she will sit up on command and without being shown a treat; give her the rewards only after she has followed the direction.
Teach Your Kishu Other Tricks
You have now the groundwork for teaching your Kishu many other skills. She can now learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm 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 articles of clothing.
While teaching a Kishu to submit to being dressed up, don't try to make her wear too many things at the same time. Try her at first with a cap. Only after she gets adjusted to that you can put on a coat and incrementally introduce her to more clothing.
Appreciate "teaching your Kishu the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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