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Teaching Your Boxer To Sit

Teach Your Boxer to Sit

Are you trying to teach your Boxer to sit? The technique of sitting up is easily taught to very small dogs, however much bigger pooches are another story. It’s tricky for them to maintain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Boxer to Sit: Readiness

Sitting is one of the fundamental techniques that you should teach to your Boxer and forms the ground work for quite a few other techniques. In order to train a Boxer to sit up, prepare some treats as a perk, and set your Boxer on her butt in the corner, to make sure that she won’t fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.

Teach Your Boxer to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase

Keep her from tilting to the front by maintaining 1 hand under her chin and using your other hand hold her reward above the Boxer’s nose. Keep repeating distinctly and deliberately, “sit.” Don’t make her sit too long at one time, however repeat the training frequently and reward her often with plenty of approval and treats.

Teach Your Boxer to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance

During the initial lesson she will demand quite a bit of help and support from you to prevent her from pitching forward, but as she gains control of the muscles and makes sense of what you want, she will rely less and less on your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give her less assistance up until you will basically have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be in place to prevent her falling forward; eventually you will be able to take away this hand altogether and just simply hold the treat just above the height of her face.

Teach Your Boxer To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly And Gradually

With frequent practice she will stay seated for a long time after you command her. Afterward she should be set against a wall, so as to provide her a support for her back. After she has gotten the hang of this and can keep her position effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other items that provide her less and less assistance. Ultimately she will master how to preserve her equilibrium and sit up without having something to rest against.

Teach Your Boxer to Sit: Putting It All Together

During all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche by means of frequent repetition. Last comes the final lesson to teach your Boxer to sit up right after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been carefully trained, you will merely have to call her out in the room, show to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will do so. Then you'll give her the reward while still in position.

The only necessity for perfection is to rehearse with her several times daily until she sits up when commanded to and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only after she has adhered to the command.

Teach Your Boxer Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Boxer many other tricks. She now can be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She also can learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to keep a toy in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.

While teaching a Boxer to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many things simultaneously. Try her at first with a hat. After she gets adjusted to that you could put on a jacket and eventually introduce her to more clothing.

Appreciate "teaching your Boxer the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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