Are you aiming to teach your Estrela Mountain Dog to sit? The talent of sitting up is effortlessly taught to very small dogs, though bigger pet dogs are a different story. It’s tough for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Estrela Mountain Dog to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the initial skills that you should teach to a Estrela Mountain Dog and is the groundwork for a lot of other tricks. In order to train a Estrela Mountain Dog to sit up, put together some snacks as a perk, and put your Estrela Mountain Dog on her rump in the corner, so that she won’t be able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Estrela Mountain Dog to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Prevent her from pitching to the front by securing one hand beneath her chin and using your other hand dangle her snack above her face. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit for too long at one time, but do repeat the lesson often and reward her frequently with loads of cheers and snacks.
Teach Your Estrela Mountain Dog to Sit: Help Her Balance
During the first lesson your Estrela Mountain Dog will call for a surprising amount of help from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gets more control of her stabilizing muscles and comprehends what you want her to do, she’ll depend less on your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help and support till you will only have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be in position to stop her from falling forward; later on you might remove the hand completely and simply dangle the reward just above the level of your Estrela Mountain Dog’s face.
Teach Your Estrela Mountain Dog To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly And Gradually
With steady training your Estrela Mountain Dog will sit up long after you make her. The next step is she should be set up against your wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. When she has grasped this and can maintain her position easily, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other items that give her less and less support. Eventually she will get the hang of how to sustain her equilibrium and sit up in the absence of anything to rest against.
Teach Your Estrela Mountain Dog to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her mind with the assistance of frequent repetition. Last is the final training to teach your Estrela Mountain Dog to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. Most likely, if she has been diligently trained, you will only have to get her out into the room, display a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then give her the treat while still in position.
The only prerequisite for excellence is to rehearse with your Estrela Mountain Dog multiple times daily until she will sit up when told and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only once she has complied with the direction.
Teach Your Estrela Mountain Dog Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Estrela Mountain Dog many other skills. She can now learn 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 bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
While instructing a Estrela Mountain Dog to submit to being dressed up, do not try to make her wear too many garments simultaneously. Try at first with just a cap. Soon after she becomes familiar with that you could put on a coat and slowly introduce her to more garments.
Enjoy "teaching your Estrela Mountain Dog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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