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Tips For Training Your Estonian Hound To Sit

Teach Your Estonian Hound to Sit

Are you attempting to teach your Estonian Hound to sit? The technique of sitting up is easily taught to small dogs, yet much bigger dogs are a different story. It’s tricky for them to sustain their balance.

Teach Your Estonian Hound to Sit: Foundation

Sitting is one of the initial techniques that you should teach to a Estonian Hound and forms the groundwork for various other tricks. To train a Estonian Hound to sit up, put together some treats as a perk, and set your Estonian Hound on her haunches in the corner, so that she won’t be able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.

Teach Your Estonian Hound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase

Prevent her from tilting forward by maintaining 1 hand on her chin and with the second hand dangle her treat above the Estonian Hound’s nose. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit too long at one time, however repeat the instruction regularly and reward her frequently with loads of recognition and treats.

Teach Your Estonian Hound to Sit: Help Her Balance

During her very first lesson your Estonian Hound will need quite a bit of help from your hand to prevent her from tumbling forward, but as she gets better control of her muscles and grasps what you want, she’ll rely less upon your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give your Estonian Hound less support up until you’ll merely have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be in position to prevent her falling forward; eventually you will be able to withdraw your hand and just simply hold the treat just over the level of your Estonian Hound’s face.

Teach Your Estonian Hound To Sit: Remove the Assistance Gradually Over Time

After frequent training she will sit up well after you make her. Next she should be set up against a wall, so as to provide her help for her back only. After she has mastered this and can maintain her place effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other things that give her less and less assistance. Subsequently she will be able to preserve her equilibrium and sit without anything to lean against.

Teach Your Estonian Hound to Sit: Putting It All Together

Throughout all this training the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche through persistent repetition. Now comes the final lesson to teach your Estonian Hound to sit up immediately after she hears the phrase. Chances are, if she has been diligently trained, you will merely have to summon her out in the room, show to her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then give her the treat while still in place.

The only necessity for flawlessness is to rehearse with your Estonian Hound multiple times a day until she will sit up when commanded to and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only after she has complied with the order.

Teach Your Estonian Hound Other Tricks

You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Estonian Hound many other tricks. She can now be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination 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 hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.

While instructing a Estonian Hound to submit to being clothed, don't try to get her to wear too many clothes simultaneously. Try her at first with a hat. After she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a jacket and progressively introduce her to more clothes.

Appreciate "teaching your Estonian Hound the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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