Tips For Teaching Your Dogo Cubano To Sit

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Teach Your Dogo Cubano to Sit

Are you aspiring to teach your Dogo Cubano to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to little dogs, however larger pet dogs are another story. It’s tricky for them to sustain their balance.

Teach Your Dogo Cubano to Sit: Groundwork

Sitting up is one of the initial tricks that you should teach to your Dogo Cubano and is the foundation for many other techniques. In order to train a Dogo Cubano to sit up, prep some treats as a reward, and place your Dogo Cubano on her rump in a corner, so that she won’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Dogo Cubano to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase

Stop her from falling forward by securing one hand beneath her chin and with the second hand dangle her treat above your Dogo Cubano’s face. Keep saying distinctly and deliberately, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit up for too long at any one time, but do repeat the lesson routinely and reward her regularly with lots of recognition and treats.

Teach Your Dogo Cubano to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced

Throughout the initial lesson she will need a surprising amount of support from you to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gets control of her muscles and comprehends what you want her to do, she will count less on your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give your Dogo Cubano less assistance til you’ll simply have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to stop her from falling forward; eventually you might remove your hand altogether and simply hold the treat just over the level of your Dogo Cubano’s head.

Teach Your Dogo Cubano To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly

After frequent practice she will sit up for a long time after you make her. Next she should be set up against the wall, so as to provide her a support for her back. Soon after she has gotten the hang of this and can maintain her place effortlessly, rehearse with her against chair legs, pillows or other things that provide her less and less support. In time she will be trained to keep her balance and sit up without needing something to lean on.

Teach Your Dogo Cubano to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious by means of regular repetition. Last is the final training to teach your Dogo Cubano to sit up immediately after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been properly trained, you will just have to get her out into the room, display to her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she will obey. Then give her the reward while still in place.

The only requirement for perfection is to rehearse with her multiple times daily until she will sit up when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only once she has adhered to the command.

Teach Your Dogo Cubano Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Dogo Cubano many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in conjunction with yours. She also can learn to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep an object in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothing.

In training a Dogo Cubano to submit to 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 can put on a jacket and steadily introduce her to more garments.

Take joy in "teaching your Dogo Cubano the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!

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