Are you working to teach your Armenian Gampr Dog to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to pocket-sized dogs, however larger canines are another story. It’s tough for them to maintain their balance.
Teach Your Armenian Gampr Dog to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the very first techniques that you should teach to a Armenian Gampr Dog and forms the foundation for innumerable other tricks. To train a Armenian Gampr Dog to sit up, prepare some treats as a perk, and place your Armenian Gampr Dog on her butt in a corner, so that she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Armenian Gampr Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Words
Protect her from falling forward by maintaining 1 hand under her chin and with the second hand hold her snack above the Armenian Gampr Dog’s nose. Keep saying deliberately and clearly, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit for too long at any one time, but do repeat the training regularly and reward her frequently with lots of cheers and treats.
Teach Your Armenian Gampr Dog to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
During her very first lesson your Armenian Gampr Dog will require significant support from you to prevent her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of her muscles and learns what you want, she’ll rely less and less upon your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Armenian Gampr Dog less help till you will just have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be in position to stop her from falling forward; later you will be able to take away the hand altogether and just simply hold the reward just above the level of her face.
Teach Your Armenian Gampr Dog To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly And Gradually
With constant practice she will stay seated for a long time after you tell her to. The next step is she should be set against your wall, so as to offer her a support for her back. After she has gotten the hang of this and can hold her position effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other items that offer her less and less support. Subsequently she will master how to keep her equilibrium and sit up in the absence of something to lean against.
Teach Your Armenian Gampr Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind through regular repetition. Lastly comes the final training to teach your Armenian Gampr Dog to sit up whenever she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been properly instructed, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, show her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she'll obey. Then give her the snack while still in position.
The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to rehearse with her several times a day until she sits up when commanded to and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only after she has followed the command.
Teach Your Armenian Gampr Dog Other Tricks
You have now the groundwork for teaching your Armenian Gampr Dog many other tricks. She now can be taught to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.
When training a Armenian Gampr Dog to accept being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many garments at one time. Try at first with just a hat. After she gets used to that you could put on a coat and progressively introduce her to the other garments.
Delight in "teaching your Armenian Gampr Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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