Are you aiming to teach your Jack Russell Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is easily taught to little dogs, but much bigger doggies are a different story. It is problematic for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier to Sit: Foundation
Sitting up is one of the 1st tricks that you should teach to your Jack Russell Terrier and forms the ground work for various other techniques. To train a Jack Russell Terrier to sit up, prep some treats as a reward, and put the Jack Russell Terrier on her backside in the corner, to ensure that she can’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Stop her from falling towards you by sticking 1 hand underneath her chin and with the other hand dangle the reward above your Jack Russell Terrier’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 regularly and reward her frequently with loads of adoration and treats.
Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier to Sit: Help Her Balance
During her first lesson she will require quite a bit of support from your hand to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gets more control of her balancing muscles and sees what you want her to do, she will rely less and less upon your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give her less assistance til you will merely have to keep 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 can most likely withdraw the hand entirely and just simply hold the reward right above the height of your Jack Russell Terrier’s head.
Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier To Sit: Remove the Assistance Incrementally
After frequent training your Jack Russell Terrier will stay seated for a long time after you command her. Afterward she should be set against a wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. When she has gotten the knack of this and can maintain her place effortlessly, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less help and support. Eventually she will get the hang of how to sustain her equilibrium and sit without needing anything to lean against.
Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche through frequent repetition. Lastly is the final lesson to teach your Jack Russell Terrier to sit up whenever she hears the command. Most likely, if she has been properly instructed, you will just have to call her out into the room, display to her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then you'll give her the treat while still in place.
The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to practice with her several times daily until she sits on command and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only after she has complied with the order.
Teach Your Jack Russell Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Jack Russell Terrier many other tricks. She now can be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothing.
In instructing a Jack Russell Terrier to submit to being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many items at the same time. Try at first with a hat. Once she gets accustomed to that you could put on a jacket and slowly introduce her to the other clothes.
Appreciate "teaching your Jack Russell Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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