Are you aspiring to teach your Miniature Fox Terrier to sit? The skill of sitting up is easily taught to small dogs, though bigger pet dogs are another story. It is tricky for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Miniature Fox Terrier to Sit: Preparation
Sitting up is one of the first techniques that you should teach to your Miniature Fox Terrier and forms the groundwork for numerous other techniques. To train a Miniature Fox Terrier to sit up, organize some snacks as a reward, and set your Miniature Fox Terrier on her backside in the corner, so she can not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Miniature Fox Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Protect her from pitching towards you by sticking your hand beneath her chin and with the other hand dangle the treat above the Miniature Fox Terrier’s face. Keep saying intelligibly and clearly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit too long at any one time, but do repeat the instruction regularly and reward her frequently with loads of recognition and snacks.
Teach Your Miniature Fox Terrier to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
During the initial lesson she will demand a surprising amount of help from your hand to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of the muscles and grasps what you want, she will count less upon your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Miniature Fox Terrier less help till you will only have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her falling forward; eventually you might remove the hand and simply hold the reward just above the level of her face.
Teach Your Miniature Fox Terrier To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly And Gradually
After constant training your Miniature Fox Terrier will sit up long after you make her. Afterward she should be set up against a wall, so as to provide her assistance for her back only. Once she has grasped this and can keep her position easily, practice with her up against chair legs, pillows or other things that offer her less and less help. Sooner or later she will grasp how to preserve her equilibrium and sit up without relying on something to lean on.
Teach Your Miniature Fox Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind with the assistance of persistent repetition. Now is the final lesson to teach your Miniature Fox Terrier to sit up as quickly as she hears the words. There's a great chance, if she has been carefully taught, you will only have to summon her out in the room, show to her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll obey. Then give her the treat while still in place.
The only requirement for excellence is to practice with your Miniature Fox Terrier multiple times a day until she sits up when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the rewards only after she has followed the command.
Teach Your Miniature Fox Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Miniature Fox Terrier many other tricks. She can now learn to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in sync with yours. She also can learn to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
While training a Miniature Fox Terrier to submit to being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many clothes at the same time. Try her at first with a hat. Soon after she gets accustomed to that you could put on a coat and slowly introduce her to more clothes.
Take pleasure in "teaching your Miniature Fox Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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