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Tips For Training Your Swedish Vallhund To Sit

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund to Sit

Are you struggling to teach your Swedish Vallhund to sit? The technique of sitting up is quickly taught to smaller dogs, yet larger dogs are another story. It’s tough for them to keep their equilibrium.

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund to Sit: Planning

Sitting is one of the most basic techniques that should be taught to your Swedish Vallhund and forms the ground work for numerous other techniques. In order to train a Swedish Vallhund to sit up, prep some snacks as a perk, and set your Swedish Vallhund on her backside in the corner, to ensure she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase

Stop her from tilting towards you by sticking 1 hand under her chin and with the other hand dangle her reward above the Swedish Vallhund’s nose. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Don’t force her to sit for too long at any one time, but repeat the instruction regularly and reward her frequently with loads of approval and snacks.

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance

Throughout the beginner lesson she will require a lot of assistance from you to keep her from falling forward, but as she gains more control of her muscles and finds out what you want, she will depend less and less upon your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Swedish Vallhund less help and support up until you will just have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be set to stop her from falling forward; later you may withdraw the hand altogether and just simply dangle the treat right over the height of your Swedish Vallhund’s face.

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund To Sit: Remove the Assistance Over Time

After consistent training your Swedish Vallhund will stay seated long after you tell her to. The next step is she should be set up against your wall, so as to offer her help for her back. When she has understood this and can maintain her position effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other things that provide her less and less help. Subsequently she will get the hang of how to maintain her stability and sit up in the absence of anything to rest on.

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund to Sit: Putting It All Together

During all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche with the assistance of regular repetition. Last is the final training to teach your Swedish Vallhund to sit up right after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been carefully instructed, you will just have to get her out into the room, display to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she'll do so. Then give her the treat while still in place.

The only condition for excellence is to rehearse with her multiple times daily until she sits up on command and without being shown a reward; give her the rewards only once she has obeyed the order.

Teach Your Swedish Vallhund Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Swedish Vallhund many other tricks. She now can learn to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in conjunction with yours. She can also learn to salute by bringing one paw up 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.

While teaching a Swedish Vallhund to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many garments at the same time. Try her at first with just a cap. Once she becomes familiar with that you can put on a jacket and slowly and gradually introduce her to more clothes.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Swedish Vallhund the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!

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