Tips For Teaching Your Lagotto Romagnolo To Sit

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Animal Care, Dogs, Lagotto Romagnolo, Pets | 0 comments

Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo to Sit

Are you attempting to teach your Lagotto Romagnolo to sit? The technique of sitting up is quite easily taught to petite dogs, though bigger canines are a different story. It’s problematic for them to maintain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting is one of the 1st skills that should be taught to a Lagotto Romagnolo and lays the ground work for myriad other skills. To train a Lagotto Romagnolo to sit up, prepare some treats as a reward, and place the Lagotto Romagnolo on her haunches in the corner, to make sure that she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words

Stop her from pitching towards you by securing your hand beneath her chin and using the other hand dangle the treat above her face. Keep saying intelligibly and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, but repeat the lesson routinely and reward her regularly with a lot of adoration and treats.

Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

During her first lesson your Lagotto Romagnolo will require quite a bit of support from your hand to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of the muscles and learns what you want, she will depend less and less on your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give your Lagotto Romagnolo less help till you’ll only have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be ready to prevent her falling forward; in the future you will be able to withdraw your hand and just suspend the snack just over the height of her face.

Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo To Sit: Remove the Aids Incrementally

With constant practice your Lagotto Romagnolo will sit up long after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set against a wall, so as to offer her support for her back. Only after she has gotten the hang of this and can hold her posture effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, pillows or other items that provide her less and less help and support. Subsequently she will figure out how to keep her stability and sit without something to lean on.




Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind by means of regular repetition. Last here's the final lesson to teach your Lagotto Romagnolo to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. It's highly likely, if she has been diligently trained, you will just have to call her out into the room, show her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then just give her the snack while still in place.

The only requirement for perfection is to train with your Lagotto Romagnolo multiple times a day until she sits when told and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only once she has followed the order.

Teach Your Lagotto Romagnolo Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Lagotto Romagnolo many other skills. She now can be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving 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.

When training a Lagotto Romagnolo to accept being clothed, don't try to get her to wear too many clothes at once. Try her at first with just a hat. Once she becomes familiar with that you could put on a coat and slowly introduce her to the other clothing.

Take joy in "teaching your Lagotto Romagnolo the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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