Tips For Training Your Alpine Spaniel To Sit

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Teach Your Alpine Spaniel to Sit

Are you aiming to teach your Alpine Spaniel to sit? The skill of sitting up is quickly taught to pocket-sized dogs, though bigger pooches are another story. It’s challenging for them to sustain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Alpine Spaniel to Sit: Anticipation

Sitting up is one of the most basic tricks that you should teach to a Alpine Spaniel and provides the ground work for myriad other tricks. In order to train a Alpine Spaniel to sit up, organize some snacks as a reward, and put your Alpine Spaniel on her rump in the corner, to ensure that she won’t be able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.

Teach Your Alpine Spaniel to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words

Stop her from falling towards you by securing your hand on her chin and using your other hand dangle the reward above your Alpine Spaniel’s nose. Keep repeating distinctly and deliberately, “sit.” Don’t force her to sit for too long at any one time, but repeat the lesson frequently and reward her often with loads of adoration and treats.

Teach Your Alpine Spaniel to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance

During the very first lesson your Alpine Spaniel will need significant help from your hand to keep her from falling forward, but as she gains more control of the muscles and is aware of what you want her to do, she will depend less upon your hand to keep her steady. Then you can gradually give your Alpine Spaniel less assistance up until you’ll merely have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to stop her from falling forward; later you can most likely take away your hand entirely and simply dangle the reward just above the level of her face.

Teach Your Alpine Spaniel To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly

With consistent training she will sit up long after you get her to sit. Afterward she should be set up against your wall, so as to offer her a support for her back. When she has taken in this and can hold her position easily, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less assistance. In time she will be able to maintain her stability and sit up without anything to rest on.




Teach Your Alpine Spaniel to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind by regular repetition. Lastly here's the final training to teach your Alpine Spaniel to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. Chances are, if she has been diligently instructed, you will simply have to call her out in the room, show to her a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she will do so. Then you give her the treat while still in place.

The only necessity for excellence is to rehearse with your Alpine Spaniel several times daily until she will sit up on command and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only once she has followed the order.

Teach Your Alpine Spaniel Other Tricks

You have now the groundwork for teaching your Alpine Spaniel many other tricks. She now can be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.

In training a Alpine Spaniel to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many garments simultaneously. Try at first with a cap. Soon after she becomes accustomed to that you can put on a coat and eventually introduce her to more clothes.

Get a kick out of "teaching your Alpine Spaniel the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!

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