Are you aspiring to teach your Sinhala Hound to sit? The talent of sitting up is easily taught to smaller dogs, but much larger pet dogs are a different story. It’s tough for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Sinhala Hound to Sit: Groundwork
Sitting is one of the most basic tricks that you should teach to a Sinhala Hound and provides the foundation for numerous other skills. In order to train a Sinhala Hound to sit up, organize some treats as a reward, and set the Sinhala Hound on her rump in a corner, to ensure that she won’t be able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Sinhala Hound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command
Keep her from pitching towards you by sticking 1 hand beneath her chin and using your second hand dangle the treat above the Sinhala Hound’s nose. Keep repeating deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Do not make her sit for too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her frequently with a lot of cheers and snacks.
Teach Your Sinhala Hound to Sit: Help Her Balance
During her first lesson she will demand quite a bit of assistance from you to stop her from falling forward, but as she gets more control of her muscles and starts to understand what you want, she will depend less on your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give her less support til you will basically have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to prevent her falling forward; eventually you can most likely withdraw the hand entirely and just suspend the snack just over the level of your Sinhala Hound’s face.
Teach Your Sinhala Hound To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly
After steady training she will sit up for a long time after you make her. Then she should be set against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back. Soon after she has grasped this and can keep her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less help. Ultimately she will learn how to preserve her balance and sit without needing something to lean against.
Teach Your Sinhala Hound to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all this training the words "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche by regular repetition. Lastly comes the final training to teach your Sinhala Hound to sit up whenever she hears the phrase. Most likely, if she has been diligently instructed, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, display to her a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll obey. Then you'll just give her the snack while still in place.
The only criteria for flawlessness is to train with her several times daily until she will sit up when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only once she has followed the order.
Teach Your Sinhala Hound Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Sinhala Hound many other tricks. She can now learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination 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 cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
When instructing a Sinhala Hound to tolerate being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many things at once. Try at first with a cap. After she gets accustomed to that you can put on a coat and incrementally introduce her to the other garments.
Delight in "teaching your Sinhala Hound the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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