Are you struggling to teach your Perro De Presa Mallorquin to sit? The talent of sitting up is regularly taught to compact dogs, yet larger pet dogs are another story. It’s hard for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin to Sit: Anticipation
Sitting is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to your Perro De Presa Mallorquin and provides the foundation for myriad other tricks. In order to train a Perro De Presa Mallorquin to sit up, organize some treats as a perk, and place your Perro De Presa Mallorquin on her backside in a corner, so that she is unable to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Stop her from pitching to the front by keeping one hand beneath her chin and with your other hand dangle her snack above her nose. Keep saying deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Don’t make her sit for too long at one time, but do repeat the training frequently and reward her frequently with plenty of cheers and snacks.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced
In her beginner lesson she will demand considerable help from your hand to keep her from falling forward, but as she gets better control of the balancing muscles and is aware of what you want, she will depend less and less upon your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give her less help until you’ll basically have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be available to prevent her from falling forward; later on you can most likely take away the hand entirely and just simply hold the treat just over the height of your Perro De Presa Mallorquin’s head.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly
With regular practice she will sit up for a good while after you tell her to. Next she should be set against a wall, so as to offer her a support for her back only. Once she has picked up this and can hold her position easily, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other objects that provide her less and less help. In the end she will be able to maintain her equilibrium and sit without having anything to lean on.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind by persistent repetition. Now is the final lesson to teach your Perro De Presa Mallorquin to sit up as soon as she hears the phrase. It's highly likely, if she has been diligently instructed, you will merely have to call her out into the room, show her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then you give her the treat while still in position.
The only necessity for perfection is to practice with your Perro De Presa Mallorquin multiple times a day until she sits up when told and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only once she has followed the order.
Teach Your Perro De Presa Mallorquin Other Tricks
You have now the technique for teaching your Perro De Presa Mallorquin 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'll move in rhythm with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
In instructing a Perro De Presa Mallorquin to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many items at the same time. Try at first with a cap. Soon after she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a coat and progressively introduce her to the other clothes.
Appreciate "teaching your Perro De Presa Mallorquin the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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