Teaching Your Tweed Water Spaniel To Sit

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tweed Water Spaniel | 0 comments

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel to Sit

Are you struggling to teach your Tweed Water Spaniel to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to small dogs, but much bigger doggies are a different story. It is difficult for them to maintain their balance.

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting up is one of the very first techniques that should be taught to your Tweed Water Spaniel and forms the groundwork for several other skills. In order to train a Tweed Water Spaniel to sit up, prep some snacks as a reward, and place your Tweed Water Spaniel on her butt in a corner, to make sure that she is not able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Command

Stop her from falling towards you by sticking one hand on her chin and with your second hand dangle the treat above her nose. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit up for too long at one time, however repeat the lesson often and reward her regularly with plenty of approval and snacks.

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

During the beginner lesson she will call for considerable support from you to prevent her from tumbling forward, but as she gains control of the muscles and figures out what you want, she will rely less and less upon your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Tweed Water Spaniel less help and support til you’ll merely have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be in place to stop her from falling forward; eventually you can most likely take away your hand and just simply suspend the treat just above the level of her face.

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly

After frequent practice she will stay seated for a good while after you tell her to. The next step is she should be set up against a wall, so as to give her support for her back. After she has picked up this and can hold her posture easily, practice with her using chair legs, cushions or other things that give her less and less help and support. At some point she will be able to keep her balance and sit without relying on anything to lean on.

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her psyche with the assistance of constant repetition. Last comes the final training to teach your Tweed Water Spaniel to sit up as soon as she hears the command. There's a good chance, if she has been diligently instructed, you will merely have to get her out in the room, show a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then you'll just give her the reward while still in place.

The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to practice with your Tweed Water Spaniel several times a day until she will sit on command and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only after she has obeyed the command.

Teach Your Tweed Water Spaniel Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Tweed Water Spaniel many other skills. She can now learn to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will 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 hat on her head or wear other clothing.

While training a Tweed Water Spaniel to accept being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many things at once. Try at first with just a hat. Once she becomes accustomed to that you could put on a coat and slowly introduce her to more clothing.

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

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