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Training Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier To Sit

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to Sit

Are you struggling to teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to sit? The skill of sitting up is easily taught to pocket-sized dogs, however larger dogs are a different story. It’s tough for them to maintain their equilibrium.

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to Sit: Prep

Sitting is one of the 1st skills that should be taught to a Dandie Dinmont Terrier and forms the foundation for innumerable other techniques. In order to train a Dandie Dinmont Terrier to sit up, prepare some treats as a perk, and put your Dandie Dinmont Terrier on her haunches in a corner, so she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words

Protect her from tilting forward by keeping your hand underneath her chin and with your second hand hold her reward above your Dandie Dinmont Terrier’s face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Do not force her to sit up too long at one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her regularly with a lot of appreciation and treats.

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

During the beginner lesson she will need considerable assistance from you to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of her balancing muscles and recognizes what you want her to do, she’ll count less and less upon your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Dandie Dinmont Terrier less help and support til you will simply have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be waiting to prevent her from falling forward; in the future you can most likely remove this hand completely and just simply suspend the treat right over the level of your Dandie Dinmont Terrier’s face.

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Over Time

With constant training she will stay seated well after you command her. Next she should be set up against a wall, so as to give her a support for her back. Soon after she has understood this and can hold her place easily, rehearse with her against chair legs, pillows or other things that provide her less and less help and support. Sooner or later she will be able to preserve her stability and sit without having anything to lean against.

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together

During the course of all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind by means of constant repetition. Now comes the final lesson to teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to sit up immediately after she hears the words. There's a great chance, if she has been diligently taught, you will only have to summon her out into the room, show her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she will do so. Then just give her the treat while still in position.

The only condition for excellence is to rehearse with your Dandie Dinmont Terrier multiple times daily until she sits up when told and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only after she has adhered to the direction.

Teach Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier Other Tricks

You have now the method for teaching your Dandie Dinmont Terrier many other skills. She now can be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in conjunction with yours. She can also learn to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to keep a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothing.

When training a Dandie Dinmont Terrier to accept being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many items simultaneously. Try at first with a cap. Only after she becomes accustomed to that you could put on a coat and little by little introduce her to more clothing.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Dandie Dinmont Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!

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