Are you aspiring to teach your Bluetick Coonhound to sit? The technique of sitting up is quickly taught to little dogs, yet much larger pet dogs are another story. It’s tough for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Bluetick Coonhound to Sit: Foundation
Sitting up is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to a Bluetick Coonhound and lays the ground work for lots of other tricks. To train a Bluetick Coonhound to sit up, prepare some snacks as a reward, and put the Bluetick Coonhound on her butt in a corner, to ensure that she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Bluetick Coonhound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase
Prevent her from falling to the front by sticking 1 hand on her chin and using the second hand hold her treat above the Bluetick Coonhound’s nose. Keep repeating deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at any one time, but repeat the instruction often and reward her often with a lot of appreciation and treats.
Teach Your Bluetick Coonhound to Sit: Help Her Balance
During the beginner lesson your Bluetick Coonhound will call for a lot of help and support from your hand to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gains more control of the balancing muscles and learns what you want her to do, she will depend less upon your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give your Bluetick Coonhound less support til you will basically have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to prevent her from falling forward; in the future you might take away this hand and just suspend the treat just over the level of your Bluetick Coonhound’s face.
Teach Your Bluetick Coonhound To Sit: Remove the Help Gradually
With steady training she will stay seated for a long time after you get her to sit. Afterward she should be set against your wall, so as to provide her help for her back only. After she has grasped this and can hold her posture effortlessly, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that offer her less and less help. In time she will be able to sustain her equilibrium and sit up without having something to rest against.
Teach Your Bluetick Coonhound to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her subconscious with the assistance of persistent repetition. Last here's the final lesson to teach your Bluetick Coonhound to sit up as soon as she hears the words. There's a great chance, if she has been diligently trained, you will only have to get her out into the room, reveal a reward, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she will obey. Then you give her the treat while still in position.
The only condition for flawlessness is to practice with her multiple times a day until she can sit up on command and without being shown a treat; give her the snacks only once she has complied with the direction.
Teach Your Bluetick Coonhound Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Bluetick Coonhound 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 coordination with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
When instructing a Bluetick Coonhound to tolerate being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many garments simultaneously. Try her at first with a hat. After she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a coat and over time introduce her to the other garments.
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