Tips For Teaching Your Polish Greyhound To Sit

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Teach Your Polish Greyhound to Sit

Are you aiming to teach your Polish Greyhound to sit? The skill of sitting up is easily taught to very small dogs, though larger canines are another story. It is tricky for them to keep their equilibrium.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound to Sit: Foundation

Sitting up is one of the very first skills that you should teach to your Polish Greyhound and lays the ground work for plenty of other techniques. To train a Polish Greyhound to sit up, prepare some snacks as a perk, and place your Polish Greyhound on her haunches in the corner, so that she can not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command

Prevent her from pitching to the front by holding 1 hand on her chin and using the other hand hold her snack above the Polish Greyhound’s nose. Keep saying clearly and intelligibly, “sit.” Don’t make her sit for too long at one time, but repeat the instruction regularly and reward her often with a lot of cheers and snacks.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound to Sit: Help Her Balance

During her very first lesson she will call for a lot of help and support from your hand to keep her from falling forward, but as she gains control of her stabilizing muscles and starts to understand what you want her to do, she will depend less on your hand to keep her in position. Gradually, you can give her less support until you’ll simply have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be waiting to prevent her falling forward; in the future you can probably remove this hand entirely and just simply dangle the snack right over the height of your Polish Greyhound’s head.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound To Sit: Remove the Help Over Time

After regular practice your Polish Greyhound will sit up well after you get her to sit. Afterward 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 hold her position effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, cushions or other objects that offer her less and less assistance. At some point she will learn to preserve her equilibrium and sit up without needing anything to lean against.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound to Sit: Putting It All Together

Throughout all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her psyche by means of regular repetition. Last is the final lesson to teach your Polish Greyhound to sit up whenever she hears the command. It's highly likely, if she has been carefully taught, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, show her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she will do so. Then you'll just give her the snack while still in place.

The only requirement for excellence is to rehearse with her multiple times a day until she can sit up when told and without being shown a treat; give her the snacks only after she has followed the direction.

Teach Your Polish Greyhound Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Polish Greyhound many other skills. 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 also can learn to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.

In instructing a Polish Greyhound to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many things simultaneously. Try at first with a cap. After she gets adjusted to that you can put on a coat and steadily introduce her to more garments.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Polish Greyhound the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!

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