Are you making an attempt to teach your Central Asian Shepherd Dog to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to pocket-sized dogs, however much bigger pet dogs are another story. It is problematic for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Central Asian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Prep work
Sitting up is one of the first skills that should be taught to your Central Asian Shepherd Dog and lays the groundwork for innumerable other tricks. In order to train a Central Asian Shepherd Dog to sit up, put together some treats as a reward, and place your Central Asian Shepherd Dog on her haunches in the corner, to make sure that she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Central Asian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Keep her from pitching towards you by securing one hand under her chin and with your other hand hold her snack above the Central Asian Shepherd Dog’s face. Keep repeating intelligibly and clearly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at any one time, however repeat the training often and reward her regularly with lots of recognition and snacks.
Teach Your Central Asian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
Throughout her initial lesson she will need quite a bit of assistance from your hand to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gains control of the balancing muscles and figures out what you want her to do, she will rely less upon your hand to hold her in position. Then you can gradually give your Central Asian Shepherd Dog less assistance until you will just have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to stop her falling forward; later you may take away the hand entirely and just hold the treat just over the level of your Central Asian Shepherd Dog’s head.
Teach Your Central Asian Shepherd Dog To Sit: Remove the Help Eventually
With constant training she will stay seated for a good while after you make her. The next step is she should be set up against the wall, so as to provide her assistance for her back. Soon after she has taken in this and can hold her position easily, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other objects that offer her less and less support. Ultimately she will be trained to maintain her stability and sit up without anything to lean on.
Teach Your Central Asian Shepherd Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind by constant repetition. Now here's the final training to teach your Central Asian Shepherd Dog to sit up immediately after she hears the command. It's highly likely, if she has been diligently instructed, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, show a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she will obey. Then you'll give her the snack while still in position.
The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to rehearse with her multiple times a day until she will sit up when told and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only once she has followed the direction.
Teach Your Central Asian Shepherd Dog Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Central Asian Shepherd Dog many other skills. She can now be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll 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 hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
While training a Central Asian Shepherd Dog to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many things at once. Try her at first with just a cap. After she gets familiar with that you can put on a coat and gradually over time introduce her to the other garments.
Enjoy "teaching your Central Asian Shepherd Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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