Are you making an attempt to teach your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to little dogs, yet much larger doggies are a different story. It’s hard for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to Sit: Prep
Sitting up is one of the first techniques that you should teach to your Glen Of Imaal Terrier and lays the foundation for innumerable other techniques. To train a Glen Of Imaal Terrier to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and put the Glen Of Imaal Terrier on her backside in a corner, to ensure that she can’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command
Protect her from pitching towards you by securing one hand on her chin and using the other hand hold the snack above the Glen Of Imaal Terrier’s face. Keep repeating distinctly and deliberately, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit for too long at one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her frequently with lots of adoration and treats.
Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to Sit: Help Her Balance
During her initial lesson she will need a lot of help and support from you to stop her from falling forward, but as she gets better control of her balancing muscles and is aware of what you want, she will rely less on your hand to keep her steady. Gradually, you can give your Glen Of Imaal Terrier less help and support till you will simply have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be in position to prevent her from falling forward; in the future you might withdraw your hand completely and simply dangle the treat just over the height of your Glen Of Imaal Terrier’s head.
Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Gradually
With constant practice your Glen Of Imaal Terrier will stay seated for a long time after you set her up. The next step is she should be set against the wall, so as to offer her help for her back. After she has mastered this and can maintain her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her using chair legs, cushions or other objects that give her less and less aid. At some point she will grasp how to maintain her stability and sit up without relying on anything to lean against.
Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious through persistent repetition. Lastly is the final lesson to teach your Glen Of Imaal Terrier to sit up immediately after she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been diligently instructed, you will merely have to get her out into the room, display a reward, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she will do so. Then give her the treat while still in position.
The only condition for perfection is to train with her multiple times a day until she sits up when commanded to and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only after she has adhered to the direction.
Teach Your Glen Of Imaal Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Glen Of Imaal Terrier many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in sync with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
In teaching a Glen Of Imaal Terrier to accept being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many things simultaneously. Try at first with just a cap. Only after she becomes accustomed to that you can put on a coat and progressively introduce her to more clothing.
Appreciate "teaching your Glen Of Imaal Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun at the same time!
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