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How To Train Your Lancashire Heeler To Sit

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler to Sit

Are you aspiring to teach your Lancashire Heeler to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to petite dogs, though bigger doggies are a different story. It’s tricky for them to keep their balance.

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler to Sit: Readiness

Sitting up is one of the very first techniques that you should teach to your Lancashire Heeler and is the groundwork for various other skills. In order to train a Lancashire Heeler to sit up, put together some treats as a perk, and place your Lancashire Heeler on her butt in a corner, to ensure she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase

Prevent her from pitching towards you by sticking your hand underneath her chin and with your other hand dangle her snack above the Lancashire Heeler’s face. Keep repeating distinctly and deliberately, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit for too long at any one time, but repeat the training frequently and reward her often with a lot of recognition and treats.

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced

During her initial lesson your Lancashire Heeler will call for a lot of help and support from you to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gains better control of the balancing muscles and finds out what you want her to do, she’ll rely less on your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give your Lancashire Heeler less assistance til you’ll merely have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to prevent her from falling forward; in the future you can remove your hand entirely and just suspend the treat right over the level of your Lancashire Heeler’s head.

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly

With frequent practice your Lancashire Heeler will stay seated well after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set up against the wall, so as to offer her help for her back only. After she has soaked up this and can hold her position effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other objects that provide her less and less aid. At some point she will master how to preserve her balance and sit up without anything to lean against.

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind with the assistance of frequent repetition. Last here's the final training to teach your Lancashire Heeler to sit up as soon as she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been properly taught, you will only have to call her out in the room, display a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she will do so. Then you'll just give her the snack while still in place.

The only necessity for excellence is to rehearse with her several times daily until she will sit up when told and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only after she has followed the order.

Teach Your Lancashire Heeler Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Lancashire Heeler many other skills. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing 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 articles of clothing.

While teaching a Lancashire Heeler to submit to being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many clothes at the same time. Try her at first with a cap. Once she gets adjusted to that you could put on a jacket and progressively introduce her to the other garments.

Enjoy "teaching your Lancashire Heeler the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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