Tips For Teaching Your Alano Espanol To Sit

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Teach Your Alano Espanol to Sit

Are you struggling to teach your Alano Espanol to sit? The technique of sitting up is easily taught to compact dogs, but much bigger canines are a different story. It is hard for them to maintain their balance.

Teach Your Alano Espanol to Sit: Prep

Sitting is one of the first techniques that should be taught to your Alano Espanol and lays the groundwork for myriad other tricks. To train a Alano Espanol to sit up, prepare some treats as a perk, and place your Alano Espanol on her rump in the corner, to make sure that she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.

Teach Your Alano Espanol to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Sound of The Words

Prevent her from tilting forward by sticking your hand beneath her chin and with the other hand hold the treat above the Alano Espanol’s nose. Keep repeating clearly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at any one time, but do repeat the instruction often and reward her frequently with a lot of cheers and treats.

Teach Your Alano Espanol to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced

In the 1st lesson she will call for a surprising amount of support from your hand to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gets more control of the balancing muscles and makes sense of what you want her to do, she will rely less and less upon your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give her less assistance up until you will basically have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her falling forward; eventually you can take away the hand and just hold the snack just over the level of her head.

Teach Your Alano Espanol To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly And Gradually

After constant training your Alano Espanol will sit up for a long time after you get her to sit. Next she should be set against your wall, so as to offer her a support for her back. After she has taken in this and can maintain her place easily, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other things that provide her less and less assistance. In time she will figure out how to maintain her equilibrium and sit up without having something to rest against.

Teach Your Alano Espanol to Sit: Putting It All Together

In the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind through persistent repetition. Lastly comes the final training to teach your Alano Espanol to sit up as quickly as she hears the words. It's highly likely, if she has been carefully instructed, you will only have to summon her out in the room, display a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she'll obey. Then you'll just give her the treat while still in place.

The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to train with her several times a day until she will sit when told and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only after she has obeyed the command.

Teach Your Alano Espanol Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Alano Espanol many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving 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 bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to hold an object in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.

While teaching a Alano Espanol to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many things simultaneously. Try her at first with a hat. Only after she becomes used to that you can put on a jacket and incrementally introduce her to the other garments.

Appreciate "teaching your Alano Espanol the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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