Are you struggling to teach your Black And Tan Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to very small dogs, however much larger pet dogs are another story. It is problematic for them to maintain their balance.
Teach Your Black And Tan Terrier to Sit: Groundwork
Sitting up is one of the initial skills that should be taught to a Black And Tan Terrier and is the groundwork for a number of other skills. In order to train a Black And Tan Terrier to sit up, organize some treats as a perk, and place your Black And Tan Terrier on her backside in the corner, so she won’t fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Black And Tan Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Prevent her from falling forward by maintaining 1 hand under her chin and with your second hand dangle her snack above the Black And Tan Terrier’s nose. Keep saying intelligibly and clearly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, however repeat the lesson regularly and reward her frequently with loads of kudos and treats.
Teach Your Black And Tan Terrier to Sit: Help Her Balance
During her very first lesson your Black And Tan Terrier will call for a lot of support from you to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gains control of her muscles and sees what you want, she will rely less upon your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give your Black And Tan Terrier less assistance up until you will simply have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be in place to stop her falling forward; in the future you can probably take away this hand entirely and simply dangle the snack right above the height of her head.
Teach Your Black And Tan Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Incrementally
With frequent training she will sit up for a long time after you tell her to. The next step is she should be set against your wall, so as to give her assistance for her back. After she has figured out this and can maintain her position effortlessly, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other objects that provide her less and less assistance. Eventually she will learn how to maintain her balance and sit up in the absence of anything to lean on.
Teach Your Black And Tan Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her subconscious through regular repetition. Last comes the final lesson to teach your Black And Tan Terrier to sit up whenever she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been properly instructed, you will simply have to summon her out in the room, show her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then you'll just give her the reward while still in position.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to practice with her several times daily until she will sit up when told and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only after she has complied with the command.
Teach Your Black And Tan Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Black And Tan Terrier many other skills. She now can learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm with yours. She can also be taught to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Black And Tan Terrier to accept being dressed up, don't try to make her wear too many items at the same time. Try her at first with a cap. Once she gets adjusted to that you can put on a coat and incrementally introduce her to more garments.
Take joy in "teaching your Black And Tan Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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