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Tips For Training Your Norwegian Lundehund To Sit

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund to Sit

Are you aspiring to teach your Norwegian Lundehund to sit? The skill of sitting up is effortlessly taught to pocket-sized dogs, but bigger canines are a different story. It’s hard for them to maintain their balance.

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund to Sit: Planning

Sitting up is one of the very first techniques that should be taught to a Norwegian Lundehund and forms the ground work for countless other skills. To train a Norwegian Lundehund to sit up, put together some snacks as a perk, and set your Norwegian Lundehund on her rump in the corner, to ensure she is not able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Command

Keep her from pitching to the front by sticking one hand beneath her chin and using the other hand hold her treat above her face. Keep repeating distinctly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit for too long at any one time, but do repeat the training routinely and reward her frequently with a lot of appreciation and snacks.

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced

In the first lesson your Norwegian Lundehund will need a surprising amount of support from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains control of her balancing muscles and is aware of what you want her to do, she will count less and less upon your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help and support until you will just have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be prepared to stop her falling forward; later you can withdraw your hand altogether and simply dangle the reward right over the level of her head.

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly

After steady practice she will stay seated long after you command her. Then she should be set against a wall, so as to provide her support for her back. When she has gotten the hang of this and can hold her position easily, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other things that offer her less and less help and support. Ultimately she will get the hang of how to keep her stability and sit up without needing anything to rest against.

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all this training the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind by means of constant repetition. Last here's the final lesson to teach your Norwegian Lundehund to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. Most likely, if she has been diligently taught, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, show to her a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will do so. Then you'll just give her the snack while still in place.

The only prerequisite for perfection is to rehearse with her several times daily until she can sit on command and without being shown a treat; give her the snacks only after she has followed the direction.

Teach Your Norwegian Lundehund Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Norwegian Lundehund many other tricks. She can now be taught to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving 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 articles of clothing.

In teaching a Norwegian Lundehund to submit to being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many items simultaneously. Try her at first with just a cap. After she gets accustomed to that you could put on a jacket and eventually introduce her to the other garments.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Norwegian Lundehund the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!

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