Are you aspiring to teach your Australian Terrier to sit? The skill of sitting up is quite easily taught to very small dogs, however much larger canines are a different story. It’s problematic for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Australian Terrier to Sit: Groundwork
Sitting up is one of the first skills that should be taught to your Australian Terrier and is the groundwork for myriad other skills. In order to train a Australian Terrier to sit up, put together some treats as a reward, and put your Australian Terrier on her haunches in the corner, to make sure that she won’t be able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Australian Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Keep her from tilting to the front by holding 1 hand under her chin and with your other hand hold her snack above your Australian Terrier’s face. Keep repeating clearly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit too long at any one time, but repeat the training frequently and reward her often with a lot of adoration and snacks.
Teach Your Australian Terrier to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced
In the beginner lesson she will call for quite a bit of help from you to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gains more control of the stabilizing muscles and figures out what you want her to do, she will depend less upon your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give her less assistance until you’ll merely have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be prepared to prevent her falling forward; later you might take away the hand entirely and just dangle the reward just over the height of her face.
Teach Your Australian Terrier To Sit: Remove the Assistance Gradually
With regular training your Australian Terrier will stay seated for a good while after you make her. Afterward she should be set up against a wall, so as to offer her a support for her back only. When she has grasped this and can keep her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her using chair legs, pillows or other things that give her less and less help. At some point she will learn to sustain her stability and sit up without anything to lean on.
Teach Your Australian Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche by means of constant repetition. Last is the final lesson to teach your Australian Terrier to sit up right after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been properly taught, you will merely have to get her out in the room, show to her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she will do so. Then you'll give her the treat while still in place.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to practice with your Australian Terrier several times a day until she sits up when told and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only after she has followed the order.
Teach Your Australian Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Australian Terrier many other tricks. She can now be taught to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing 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.
While training a Australian Terrier to tolerate being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many things at once. Try her at first with just a hat. Once she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a coat and little by little introduce her to the other clothes.
Delight in "teaching your Australian Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!
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