Are you struggling to teach your Northern Inuit Dog to sit? The technique of sitting up is regularly taught to compact dogs, but much larger pet dogs are a different story. It is tough for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Northern Inuit Dog to Sit: Prep work
Sitting is one of the initial skills that you should teach to a Northern Inuit Dog and is the foundation for several other techniques. In order to train a Northern Inuit Dog to sit up, put together some treats as a reward, and place your Northern Inuit Dog on her rump in the corner, to ensure that she is unable to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Northern Inuit Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Protect her from pitching forward by holding 1 hand beneath her chin and with your other hand hold her treat above her nose. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit up too long at one time, but do repeat the lesson regularly and reward her frequently with loads of recognition and treats.
Teach Your Northern Inuit Dog to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
Throughout the beginner lesson your Northern Inuit Dog will call for significant help and support from you to prevent her from tumbling forward, but as she gains control of her balancing muscles and understands what you want her to do, she will rely less on your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help and support until you will simply have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be in position to prevent her falling forward; later on you can most likely take away this hand entirely and simply suspend the snack right above the height of your Northern Inuit Dog’s head.
Teach Your Northern Inuit Dog To Sit: Remove the Assistance Eventually
After frequent practice she will sit up for a good while after you set her up. Then she should be set up against a wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. After she has figured out this and can keep her posture easily, rehearse with her against chair legs, pillows or other things that give her less and less aid. Gradually she will figure out how to keep her equilibrium and sit up without having something to rest on.
Teach Your Northern Inuit Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all this training the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche through regular repetition. Now here's the final training to teach your Northern Inuit Dog to sit up as soon as she hears the command. There's a good chance, if she has been diligently instructed, you will simply have to get her out in the room, reveal to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she'll do so. Then just give her the snack while still in place.
The only requirement for perfection is to rehearse with your Northern Inuit Dog several times a day until she will sit when told and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only after she has followed the command.
Teach Your Northern Inuit Dog Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Northern Inuit Dog many other tricks. She now can be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in sync with yours. She also can be taught to salute by bringing one paw 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.
While training a Northern Inuit Dog to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many garments at one time. Try at first with just a cap. Soon after she gets accustomed to that you could put on a coat and gradually over time introduce her to the other clothing.
Appreciate "teaching your Northern Inuit Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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