Are you making an attempt to teach your Serbian Hound to sit? The talent of sitting up is quite easily taught to pocket-sized dogs, yet bigger dogs are another story. It’s hard for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Serbian Hound to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the initial skills that you should teach to your Serbian Hound and provides the ground work for numerous other techniques. To train a Serbian Hound to sit up, prepare some snacks as a perk, and place your Serbian Hound on her butt in a corner, to ensure that she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Serbian Hound to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Protect her from tilting to the front by holding 1 hand beneath her chin and using your second hand dangle her reward above your Serbian Hound’s nose. Keep saying distinctly and intelligibly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit for too long at one time, but repeat the lesson regularly and reward her often with loads of praise and snacks.
Teach Your Serbian Hound to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced
Throughout the initial lesson your Serbian Hound will require considerable help from you to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gets better control of her muscles and makes sense of what you want, she will depend less and less upon your hand to hold her in position. Then you can gradually give her less help til you will simply have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be set to stop her falling forward; eventually you might take away the hand completely and just hold the snack right over the level of your Serbian Hound’s head.
Teach Your Serbian Hound To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly And Gradually
With regular training she will stay seated well after you command her. Then she should be set up against your wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. Immediately after she has understood this and can hold her posture easily, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other things that give her less and less aid. Eventually she will master how to maintain her balance and sit up without anything to lean against.
Teach Your Serbian Hound to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche by means of regular repetition. Lastly comes the final training to teach your Serbian Hound to sit up right after she hears the words. Most likely, if she has been carefully taught, you will only have to summon her out into the room, show to her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then you'll just give her the reward while still in position.
The only criteria for excellence is to train with your Serbian Hound multiple times a day until she will sit when told and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only once she has followed the command.
Teach Your Serbian Hound Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Serbian Hound many other tricks. She can now be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in conjunction with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
While teaching a Serbian Hound to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many garments at the same time. Try at first with a hat. Once she gets accustomed to that you could put on a coat and little by little introduce her to more clothing.
Appreciate "teaching your Serbian Hound the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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