Are you aspiring to teach your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to sit? The technique of sitting up is quite easily taught to petite dogs, yet much bigger pet dogs are another story. It’s problematic for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to Sit: Anticipation
Sitting up is one of the most basic tricks that you should teach to your Austrian Black And Tan Hound and lays the foundation for several other tricks. To train a Austrian Black And Tan Hound to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and place the Austrian Black And Tan Hound on her butt in a corner, to ensure that she can’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command
Keep her from falling towards you by keeping 1 hand beneath her chin and using your other hand hold her reward above her face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Do not make her sit too long at any one time, but do repeat the lesson regularly and reward her often with plenty of praise and treats.
Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
Throughout the very first lesson your Austrian Black And Tan Hound will require a lot of assistance from your hand to keep her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of the muscles and realises what you want her to do, she’ll count less and less on your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Austrian Black And Tan Hound less help until you will only have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her falling forward; later on you may take away the hand completely and merely dangle the treat just over the level of her face.
Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly
With frequent practice she will stay seated well after you command her. Afterward she should be set up against the wall, so as to provide her support for her back. Soon after she has taken in this and can maintain her place effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other objects that offer her less and less support. At some point she will figure out how to keep her equilibrium and sit without relying on something to lean against.
Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind through regular repetition. Last here's the final training to teach your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to sit up whenever she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully taught, you will only have to summon her out in the room, reveal a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she will obey. Then you'll just give her the treat while still in position.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to practice with your Austrian Black And Tan Hound multiple times a day until she will sit on command and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only once she has followed the command.
Teach Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound Other Tricks
You have now the basis for teaching your Austrian Black And Tan Hound many other skills. She now can learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.
In instructing a Austrian Black And Tan Hound to tolerate being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many garments at the same time. Try at first with just a hat. Only after she gets adjusted to that you could put on a coat and slowly and gradually introduce her to more garments.
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