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Tips For Training Your Carolina Dog To Sit

Teach Your Carolina Dog to Sit

Are you working to teach your Carolina Dog to sit? The skill of sitting up is effortlessly taught to compact dogs, however larger canines are another story. It is challenging for them to sustain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Carolina Dog to Sit: Planning

Sitting up is one of the very first tricks that you should teach to a Carolina Dog and lays the groundwork for several other skills. To train a Carolina Dog to sit up, prepare some treats as a reward, and place your Carolina Dog on her haunches in a corner, to make sure that she won’t be able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Carolina Dog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Command

Prevent her from falling towards you by holding your hand beneath her chin and with the other hand dangle the treat above the Carolina Dog’s nose. Keep saying distinctly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Do not make her sit too long at any one time, but repeat the lesson routinely and reward her frequently with loads of approval and snacks.

Teach Your Carolina Dog to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

In her initial lesson your Carolina Dog will demand considerable help and support from your hand to keep her from falling forward, but as she gains more control of her balancing muscles and starts to learn what you want, she’ll depend less on your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help and support up until you will only have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be set to prevent her from falling forward; in the future you might take away this hand and just simply suspend the treat just over the height of your Carolina Dog’s head.

Teach Your Carolina Dog To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly

With constant practice your Carolina Dog will sit up for a good while after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set against a wall, so as to offer her a support for her back. Once she has understood this and can keep her posture effortlessly, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other things that provide her less and less support. In the end she will be trained to sustain her balance and sit up without needing anything to rest against.

Teach Your Carolina Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together

Throughout all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind by means of regular repetition. Lastly here's the final lesson to teach your Carolina Dog to sit up immediately after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been carefully instructed, you will simply have to get her out into the room, reveal a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she will do so. Then you'll give her the treat while still in position.

The only criteria for excellence is to train with your Carolina Dog multiple times a day until she sits on command and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only after she has adhered to the direction.

Teach Your Carolina Dog Other Tricks

You have now the technique for teaching your Carolina Dog 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 conjunction with yours. She can also learn to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothing.

When training a Carolina Dog to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many garments at one time. Try at first with just a cap. Once she gets adjusted to that you could put on a jacket and gradually over time introduce her to the other clothing.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Carolina Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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