Are you struggling to teach your Perro De Presa Canario to sit? The talent of sitting up is easily taught to little dogs, yet larger pet dogs are another story. It’s challenging for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Canario to Sit: Foundation
Sitting up is one of the most basic tricks that should be taught to your Perro De Presa Canario and is the ground work for a large number of other tricks. To train a Perro De Presa Canario to sit up, prep some treats as a perk, and set the Perro De Presa Canario on her butt in the corner, so she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Canario to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Keep her from falling forward by maintaining one hand underneath her chin and with the other hand dangle the snack above your Perro De Presa Canario’s face. Keep saying deliberately and clearly, “sit.” Don’t make her sit too long at any one time, however repeat the lesson regularly and reward her regularly with a lot of approval and treats.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Canario to Sit: Help Her Balance
In her 1st lesson your Perro De Presa Canario will require a surprising amount of assistance from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains control of the muscles and learns what you want her to do, she will depend less upon your hand to keep her steady. Then you can gradually give your Perro De Presa Canario less help and support up until you will simply have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be in place to stop her falling forward; eventually you can most likely remove the hand completely and just simply dangle the snack right over the level of your Perro De Presa Canario’s head.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Canario To Sit: Remove the Help Gradually Over Time
With constant practice she will stay seated for a good while after you command her. Next she should be set against the wall, so as to give her support for her back. Once she has gotten the knack of this and can hold her position easily, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that offer her less and less assistance. Ultimately she will get the hang of how to keep her balance and sit up without having anything to rest against.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Canario to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all this training the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her mind by regular repetition. Lastly here's the final training to teach your Perro De Presa Canario to sit up immediately after she hears the phrase. Chances are, if she has been carefully taught, you will simply have to summon her out in the room, display a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she will do so. Then just give her the treat while still in place.
The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to rehearse with your Perro De Presa Canario multiple times a day until she can sit on command and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only after she has complied with the direction.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Canario Other Tricks
You have now the basis for teaching your Perro De Presa Canario many other tricks. She can now be taught to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving 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 Perro De Presa Canario to submit to being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many items at once. Try at first with just a hat. After she becomes adjusted to that you could put on a jacket and steadily introduce her to the other garments.
Enjoy "teaching your Perro De Presa Canario the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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