Are you attempting to teach your Yorkshire Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is quickly taught to compact dogs, however larger doggies are another story. It is tough for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Yorkshire Terrier to Sit: Prep
Sitting up is one of the most basic skills that you should teach to your Yorkshire Terrier and provides the groundwork for quite a few other skills. To train a Yorkshire Terrier to sit up, organize some snacks as a perk, and place the Yorkshire Terrier on her rump in a corner, to ensure that she can’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.
Teach Your Yorkshire Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Protect her from pitching forward by sticking 1 hand on her chin and using your second hand dangle the reward above her face. Keep repeating intelligibly and clearly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit too long at one time, but do repeat the lesson regularly and reward her frequently with lots of approval and treats.
Teach Your Yorkshire Terrier to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During her 1st lesson your Yorkshire Terrier will demand a surprising amount of support from your hand to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gets control of the stabilizing muscles and realises what you want her to do, she’ll count less on your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give her less support until you’ll simply have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be available to stop her from falling forward; later on you might remove your hand completely and just hold the reward right over the height of her head.
Teach Your Yorkshire Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Incrementally
With steady training your Yorkshire Terrier will sit up for a long time after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set up against your wall, so as to offer her a support for her back only. Once she has gotten the hang of this and can hold her posture easily, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that offer her less and less assistance. In the end she will learn to maintain her equilibrium and sit without relying on something to rest against.
Teach Your Yorkshire Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche with the assistance of frequent repetition. Now is the final training to teach your Yorkshire Terrier to sit up whenever she hears the phrase. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully instructed, you will merely have to summon her out in the room, show a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she'll do so. Then just give her the reward while still in place.
The only necessity for excellence is to train with her several times a day until she will sit when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only after she has adhered to the order.
Teach Your Yorkshire Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the basis for teaching your Yorkshire Terrier many other skills. She now can learn how 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 moving 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 articles of clothing.
While training a Yorkshire Terrier to accept being clothed, don't try to get her to wear too many garments at once. Try at first with just a cap. Soon after she becomes accustomed to that you can put on a jacket and over time introduce her to the other clothing.
Take joy in "teaching your Yorkshire Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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