Are you attempting to teach your Kintamani to sit? The skill of sitting up is easily taught to little dogs, but much bigger pet dogs are another story. It is challenging for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Kintamani to Sit: Prep
Sitting is one of the very first skills that should be taught to your Kintamani and lays the groundwork for numerous other tricks. In order to train a Kintamani to sit up, prep some snacks as a reward, and set the Kintamani on her backside in the corner, so she can not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.
Teach Your Kintamani to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Prevent her from tilting forward by holding one hand on her chin and using your other hand hold the treat above your Kintamani’s face. Keep repeating deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction routinely and reward her frequently with a lot of recognition and treats.
Teach Your Kintamani to Sit: Help Her Balance
Throughout the beginner lesson she will demand a lot of assistance from you to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of her muscles and realises what you want, she’ll depend less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give her less help and support till you’ll basically have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be waiting to stop her from falling forward; later on you might withdraw the hand entirely and merely hold the snack right above the level of your Kintamani’s head.
Teach Your Kintamani To Sit: Remove the Help Eventually
With constant practice your Kintamani will stay seated for a good while after you command her. Then she should be set up against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back. Once she has grasped this and can maintain her position easily, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less support. Gradually she will learn to maintain her equilibrium and sit without something to lean on.
Teach Your Kintamani to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been impressed upon her subconscious through regular repetition. Lastly comes the final lesson to teach your Kintamani to sit up as soon as she hears the command. Most likely, if she has been diligently trained, you will simply have to summon her out into the room, show her a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will do so. Then you give her the reward while still in place.
The only prerequisite for flawlessness is to practice with your Kintamani multiple times daily until she will sit up when told and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only after she has complied with the order.
Teach Your Kintamani Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Kintamani many other skills. She can now learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
When training a Kintamani to accept being dressed up, don't try to make her wear too many things simultaneously. Try at first with just a hat. After she becomes accustomed to that you could put on a coat and progressively introduce her to the other clothing.
Take pleasure in "teaching your Kintamani the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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