Are you struggling to teach your Chinese Chongqing Dog to sit? The skill of sitting up is quickly taught to little dogs, but much bigger canines are a different story. It’s hard for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Chinese Chongqing Dog to Sit: Prep work
Sitting up is one of the first tricks that should be taught to your Chinese Chongqing Dog and lays the ground work for lots of other tricks. In order to train a Chinese Chongqing Dog to sit up, organize some treats as a perk, and put your Chinese Chongqing Dog on her haunches in the corner, to ensure that she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Chinese Chongqing Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Stop her from falling forward by holding 1 hand under her chin and with your other hand hold her snack above the Chinese Chongqing Dog’s face. Keep repeating deliberately and clearly, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit too long at one time, however repeat the lesson regularly and reward her often with loads of appreciation and snacks.
Teach Your Chinese Chongqing Dog to Sit: Help Her Balance
During the very first lesson she will need significant help from you to stop her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of the stabilizing muscles and recognizes what you want, she’ll depend less and less on your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give your Chinese Chongqing Dog less assistance until you’ll merely have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to prevent her falling forward; eventually you can probably withdraw the hand completely and simply hold the reward just over the level of your Chinese Chongqing Dog’s face.
Teach Your Chinese Chongqing Dog To Sit: Remove the Help Over Time
With steady practice she will stay seated well after you make her. Afterward she should be set against the wall, so as to offer her a support for her back only. After she has taken in this and can keep her place easily, rehearse with her using chair legs, pillows or other things that provide her less and less help and support. At some point she will learn how to maintain her balance and sit without having anything to rest against.
Teach Your Chinese Chongqing Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious by means of regular repetition. Now here's the final lesson to teach your Chinese Chongqing Dog to sit up whenever she hears the command. Most likely, if she has been carefully trained, you will simply have to get her out into the room, reveal to her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then give her the treat while still in position.
The only condition for excellence is to rehearse with your Chinese Chongqing Dog several times daily until she will sit when told and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only once she has followed the command.
Teach Your Chinese Chongqing Dog Other Tricks
You have now the basis for teaching your Chinese Chongqing Dog many other tricks. She now can be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in sync with yours. She also can learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to keep an object in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.
While training a Chinese Chongqing Dog to accept being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many things at once. Try her at first with just a hat. Once she becomes used to that you can put on a jacket and steadily introduce her to the other clothes.
Take joy in "teaching your Chinese Chongqing Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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