Are you making an attempt to teach your Kuri to sit? The skill of sitting up is quickly taught to little dogs, however larger doggies are another story. It is hard for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Kuri to Sit: Prep
Sitting up is one of the most basic techniques that should be taught to your Kuri and forms the foundation for countless other skills. To train a Kuri to sit up, prep some treats as a perk, and place the Kuri on her butt in the corner, so that she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Kuri to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Words
Keep her from tilting towards you by maintaining your hand underneath her chin and using your second hand hold her reward above your Kuri’s face. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Do not make her sit too long at one time, but repeat the lesson often and reward her frequently with loads of appreciation and treats.
Teach Your Kuri to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During the 1st lesson your Kuri will require a lot of support from your hand to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gets control of the muscles and learns what you want, she’ll rely less and less on your hand to keep her steady. Then you can gradually give her less help til you will just have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be available to stop her from falling forward; in the future you can probably remove your hand altogether and just dangle the snack just over the level of your Kuri’s head.
Teach Your Kuri To Sit: Remove the Assistance Gradually
After consistent training she will stay seated for a good while after you set her up. Afterward she should be set against your wall, so as to provide her assistance for her back only. Only after she has learned this and can keep her posture easily, practice with her using chair legs, cushions or other objects that give her less and less assistance. At some point she will learn to keep her equilibrium and sit without needing something to rest against.
Teach Your Kuri to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all this training the command "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche by constant repetition. Last comes the final lesson to teach your Kuri to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. It's highly likely, if she has been diligently instructed, you will only have to summon her out in the room, reveal a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the treat while still in place.
The only necessity for perfection is to practice with her multiple times a day until she will sit when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only once she has followed the command.
Teach Your Kuri Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Kuri many other tricks. She now can learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in sync with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to keep an object in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
In training a Kuri to tolerate being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many items at once. Try at first with a cap. Soon after she becomes familiar with that you could put on a coat and little by little introduce her to more clothing.
Enjoy "teaching your Kuri the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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