Are you aspiring to teach your Shar Pei to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to compact dogs, yet much bigger doggies are another story. It’s tough for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Shar Pei to Sit: Preparing
Sitting up is one of the 1st techniques that should be taught to your Shar Pei and forms the foundation for various other tricks. To train a Shar Pei to sit up, put together some treats as a perk, and put the Shar Pei on her backside in a corner, to ensure she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Shar Pei to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Words
Stop her from falling towards you by maintaining 1 hand beneath her chin and using the second hand hold her reward above her face. Keep saying intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit for too long at one time, but repeat the training regularly and reward her frequently with lots of kudos and snacks.
Teach Your Shar Pei to Sit: Help Her Balance
Throughout her initial lesson she will require quite a bit of help from your hand to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gets more control of the stabilizing muscles and learns what you want her to do, she’ll depend less and less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give her less help and support until you will basically have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be in position to prevent her falling forward; in the future you may withdraw the hand completely and just dangle the treat just over the level of your Shar Pei’s face.
Teach Your Shar Pei To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly And Gradually
With constant practice your Shar Pei will stay seated long after you set her up. Next she should be set against the wall, so as to offer her help for her back only. Soon after she has figured out this and can keep her posture easily, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other objects that provide her less and less support. At some point she will understand how to maintain her equilibrium and sit in the absence of anything to lean on.
Teach Your Shar Pei to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche through frequent repetition. Last is the final training to teach your Shar Pei to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully trained, you will only have to get her out into the room, show to her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then give her the snack while still in position.
The only necessity for perfection is to train with her several times daily until she can sit up when commanded to and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only after she has followed the command.
Teach Your Shar Pei Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Shar Pei many other skills. She can now be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to keep a toy in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Shar Pei to accept being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many items at one time. Try her at first with just a hat. After she gets accustomed to that you can put on a coat and slowly introduce her to the other garments.
Take joy in "teaching your Shar Pei the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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