Are you attempting to teach your Norwich Terrier to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to small dogs, yet much larger pooches are another story. It’s problematic for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Norwich Terrier to Sit: Anticipation
Sitting up is one of the first tricks that should be taught to your Norwich Terrier and is the ground work for many other tricks. To train a Norwich Terrier to sit up, organize some snacks as a perk, and set your Norwich Terrier on her butt in a corner, so that she can not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Norwich Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Sound of The Words
Stop her from tilting towards you by maintaining one hand beneath her chin and using the other hand hold the snack above your Norwich Terrier’s nose. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit for too long at one time, however repeat the training regularly and reward her regularly with a lot of appreciation and treats.
Teach Your Norwich Terrier to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
In the first lesson your Norwich Terrier will need significant assistance from your hand to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gains more control of her muscles and finds out what you want her to do, she’ll depend less and less upon your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Norwich Terrier less assistance til you’ll basically have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be in place to stop her falling forward; later on you can easily withdraw your hand and just simply dangle the treat just over the height of your Norwich Terrier’s face.
Teach Your Norwich Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Gradually Over Time
After steady training your Norwich Terrier will stay seated for a long time after you get her to sit. Next she should be set against the wall, so as to offer her assistance for her back. After she has picked up this and can hold her position easily, rehearse with her using chair legs, pillows or other objects that give her less and less help. Gradually she will understand how to preserve her stability and sit up without relying on anything to rest against.
Teach Your Norwich Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious by means of constant repetition. Last here's the final training to teach your Norwich Terrier to sit up as soon as she hears the phrase. There's a good chance, if she has been properly taught, you will just have to summon her out into the room, show to her a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then you'll give her the treat while still in position.
The only condition for excellence is to train with your Norwich Terrier multiple times daily until she sits when told and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only once she has adhered to the command.
Teach Your Norwich Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Norwich Terrier many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in conjunction with yours. She also can be taught 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 clothing.
In training a Norwich Terrier to submit to being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many things at the same time. Try at first with just a cap. Once she becomes used to that you can put on a jacket and little by little introduce her to more clothes.
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