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How To Train Your Manchester Terrier To Sit

Teach Your Manchester Terrier to Sit

Are you making an attempt to teach your Manchester Terrier to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to very small dogs, yet much bigger dogs are a different story. It’s hard for them to maintain their balance.

Teach Your Manchester Terrier to Sit: Preparation

Sitting is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to your Manchester Terrier and lays the ground work for a large number of other tricks. To train a Manchester Terrier to sit up, organize some snacks as a reward, and set your Manchester Terrier on her rump in the corner, to ensure that she won’t be able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Manchester Terrier to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Command

Stop her from tilting towards you by maintaining one hand under her chin and with your other hand hold the treat above your Manchester Terrier’s nose. Keep saying deliberately and clearly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit for too long at one time, but repeat the lesson often and reward her often with lots of recognition and treats.

Teach Your Manchester Terrier to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

During her very first lesson she will require significant support from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of her stabilizing muscles and starts to learn what you want, she will rely less and less on your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Manchester Terrier less help and support til you will only have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be waiting to prevent her from falling forward; later on you can probably withdraw your hand and just simply dangle the treat just over the height of her head.

Teach Your Manchester Terrier To Sit: Remove the Help Gradually

After consistent practice she will stay seated well after you get her to sit. The next step is she should be set up against your wall, so as to offer her assistance for her back. Soon after she has soaked up this and can hold her position effortlessly, rehearse with her using chair legs, pillows or other things that offer her less and less aid. In the end she will get the hang of how to sustain her stability and sit without something to rest against.

Teach Your Manchester Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together

During all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious through regular repetition. Last here's the final lesson to teach your Manchester Terrier to sit up right after she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully instructed, you will only have to summon her out in the room, reveal to her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then you give her the treat while still in position.

The only prerequisite for perfection is to practice with your Manchester Terrier several times daily until she can sit up on command and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only once she has complied with the direction.

Teach Your Manchester Terrier Other Tricks

You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Manchester Terrier 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 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.

In training a Manchester Terrier to tolerate being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many garments at one time. Try her at first with just a hat. Once she gets accustomed to that you can put on a coat and gradually over time introduce her to more clothing.

Get a kick out of "teaching your Manchester Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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