Are you aspiring to teach your Gran Mastin De Borinquen to sit? The talent of sitting up is quickly taught to petite dogs, though much bigger dogs are another story. It’s hard for them to maintain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Gran Mastin De Borinquen to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the very first tricks that you should teach to your Gran Mastin De Borinquen and is the ground work for several other skills. To train a Gran Mastin De Borinquen to sit up, prepare some treats as a reward, and place your Gran Mastin De Borinquen on her butt in a corner, to ensure she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Gran Mastin De Borinquen to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Sound of The Words
Prevent her from falling forward by keeping your hand under her chin and with your other hand hold the treat above your Gran Mastin De Borinquen’s face. Keep repeating distinctly and intelligibly, “sit.” Do not make her sit for too long at any one time, but repeat the training frequently and reward her often with a lot of kudos and treats.
Teach Your Gran Mastin De Borinquen to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced
Throughout her very first lesson she will call for quite a bit of help from your hand to keep her from pitching forward, but as she gains better control of the stabilizing muscles and finds out what you want, she’ll rely less on your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give your Gran Mastin De Borinquen less support until you will just have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her falling forward; eventually you can probably withdraw your hand and merely suspend the reward right above the height of your Gran Mastin De Borinquen’s head.
Teach Your Gran Mastin De Borinquen To Sit: Remove the Help Slowly And Gradually
With regular training your Gran Mastin De Borinquen will sit up well after you get her to sit. The next step is she should be set against your wall, so as to offer her a support for her back only. Once she has picked up this and can keep her place easily, rehearse with her up against chair legs, pillows or other objects that provide her less and less aid. Sooner or later she will understand how to sustain her stability and sit in the absence of anything to rest on.
Teach Your Gran Mastin De Borinquen 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 frequent repetition. Lastly is the final training to teach your Gran Mastin De Borinquen to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. It's highly likely, if she has been properly instructed, you will merely have to get her out in the room, show to her a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she will obey. Then you give her the treat while still in position.
The only prerequisite for perfection is to rehearse with her multiple times a day until she will sit on command and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only once she has complied with the direction.
Teach Your Gran Mastin De Borinquen Other Tricks
You have now the groundwork for teaching your Gran Mastin De Borinquen many other tricks. She can now be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving 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.
When training a Gran Mastin De Borinquen to submit to being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many items at the same time. Try her at first with just a cap. Once she gets accustomed to that you could put on a jacket and steadily introduce her to the other garments.
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