Are you trying to teach your Wire Fox Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is easily taught to petite dogs, but bigger canines are a different story. It’s tough for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier to Sit: Preparation
Sitting is one of the most basic tricks that you should teach to your Wire Fox Terrier and forms the ground work for a number of other skills. To train a Wire Fox Terrier to sit up, prep some treats as a reward, and put your Wire Fox Terrier on her butt in the corner, to make sure that she won’t fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase
Keep her from pitching towards you by securing your hand beneath her chin and with your other hand dangle her reward above her nose. Keep saying intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit up for too long at one time, but do repeat the lesson frequently and reward her frequently with a lot of approval and treats.
Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
During the very first lesson your Wire Fox Terrier will call for a surprising amount of help and support from you to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gains better control of her stabilizing muscles and finds out what you want, she’ll rely less upon your hand to keep her in position. Gradually, you can give her less support up until you’ll merely have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be in place to stop her from falling forward; later you will be able to take away your hand and just simply suspend the treat right above the level of your Wire Fox Terrier’s head.
Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier To Sit: Remove the Assistance Incrementally
After constant training your Wire Fox Terrier will sit up for a long time after you make her. Next she should be set up against a wall, so as to provide her help for her back only. Soon after she has figured out this and can maintain her place effortlessly, rehearse with her against chair legs, pillows or other things that provide her less and less aid. Eventually she will get the hang of how to sustain her stability and sit in the absence of something to lean against.
Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been impressed upon her subconscious by persistent repetition. Last here's the final training to teach your Wire Fox Terrier to sit up as soon as she hears the command. Chances are, if she has been diligently trained, you will merely have to call her out into the room, show a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then give her the snack while still in place.
The only necessity for perfection is to practice with her several times daily until she sits on command and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only once she has complied with the order.
Teach Your Wire Fox Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Wire Fox Terrier many other skills. She can now be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She can also 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 cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
While training a Wire Fox Terrier to accept being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many things at one time. Try her at first with just a cap. Soon after she becomes familiar with that you can put on a jacket and slowly introduce her to more clothing.
Take pleasure in "teaching your Wire Fox Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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