Are you working to teach your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to sit? The technique of sitting up is regularly taught to small dogs, yet bigger pet dogs are a different story. It’s problematic for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Anticipation
Sitting up is one of the first techniques that should be taught to a Anatolian Shepherd Dog and is the ground work for a number of other techniques. To train a Anatolian Shepherd Dog to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and put your Anatolian Shepherd Dog on her backside in the corner, to ensure she is unable to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Protect her from tilting forward by sticking 1 hand under her chin and with your second hand hold the treat above her face. Keep repeating deliberately and distinctly, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction routinely and reward her frequently with loads of recognition and snacks.
Teach Your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
During her first lesson your Anatolian Shepherd Dog will demand quite a bit of help and support from your hand to stop her from tumbling forward, but as she gains control of the muscles and starts to understand what you want her to do, she will depend less and less on your hand to keep her in position. Gradually, you can give her less help and support until you’ll simply have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be prepared to prevent her from falling forward; later on you can easily withdraw your hand and just simply dangle the reward right over the level of her head.
Teach Your Anatolian Shepherd Dog To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly
After regular training she will sit up well after you get her to sit. Then she should be set against the wall, so as to provide her help for her back only. When she has understood this and can keep her position easily, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other items that offer her less and less help. In time she will master how to maintain her equilibrium and sit without something to lean against.
Teach Your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all this training the words "sit up" will have been impressed upon her psyche by regular repetition. Last here's the final training to teach your Anatolian Shepherd Dog to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. There's a good chance, if she has been properly instructed, you will just have to get her out into the room, display to her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then just give her the treat while still in position.
The only requirement for excellence is to train with your Anatolian Shepherd Dog 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 order.
Teach Your Anatolian Shepherd Dog Other Tricks
You have now the basis for teaching your Anatolian Shepherd Dog many other skills. She now can be taught to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She can also be taught to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Anatolian Shepherd Dog to accept being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many garments at once. Try her at first with a hat. After she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a coat and gradually introduce her to more garments.
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