Are you struggling to teach your Himalayan Sheepdog to sit? The talent of sitting up is easily taught to pocket-sized dogs, however much larger canines are another story. It is hard for them to keep their equilibrium.
Teach Your Himalayan Sheepdog to Sit: Prep work
Sitting up is one of the initial tricks that should be taught to your Himalayan Sheepdog and lays the ground work for innumerable other skills. To train a Himalayan Sheepdog to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and put your Himalayan Sheepdog on her butt in the corner, to ensure she is unable to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Himalayan Sheepdog to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Keep her from falling forward by holding 1 hand underneath her chin and with the second hand dangle her reward above your Himalayan Sheepdog’s nose. Keep saying deliberately and distinctly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her frequently with a lot of praise and treats.
Teach Your Himalayan Sheepdog to Sit: Help Her Balance
In her first lesson she will require a surprising amount of assistance from your hand to stop her from tumbling forward, but as she gets control of her stabilizing muscles and finds out what you want, she will depend less upon your hand to hold her in position. Then you can gradually give her less assistance til you’ll merely have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be available to stop her from falling forward; eventually you can take away your hand altogether and just dangle the treat just above the height of your Himalayan Sheepdog’s face.
Teach Your Himalayan Sheepdog To Sit: Remove the Aids Slowly And Gradually
After constant training your Himalayan Sheepdog will sit up long after you make her. Afterward she should be set up against a wall, so as to give her assistance for her back. Soon after she has taken in this and can hold her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, cushions or other things that provide her less and less support. Subsequently she will understand how to maintain her balance and sit up without something to rest on.
Teach Your Himalayan Sheepdog to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her subconscious through constant repetition. Last here's the final lesson to teach your Himalayan Sheepdog to sit up as quickly as she hears the phrase. There's a great chance, if she has been properly taught, you will just have to get her out into the room, reveal a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then give her the snack while still in place.
The only requirement for excellence is to rehearse with her multiple times a day until she can sit up on command and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only once she has obeyed the order.
Teach Your Himalayan Sheepdog Other Tricks
You have now the basis for teaching your Himalayan Sheepdog many other tricks. She can now learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She can also learn to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
While instructing a Himalayan Sheepdog to accept being clothed, don't try to get her to wear too many items at the same time. Try at first with just a hat. Once she becomes familiar with that you could put on a coat and little by little introduce her to the other clothing.
Take joy in "teaching your Himalayan Sheepdog the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!
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