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Training Your Pekingese To Sit

Teach Your Pekingese to Sit

Are you trying to teach your Pekingese to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to petite dogs, however much bigger canines are another story. It’s tricky for them to sustain their balance.

Teach Your Pekingese to Sit: Readiness

Sitting is one of the very first techniques that should be taught to a Pekingese and lays the ground work for several other tricks. In order to train a Pekingese to sit up, put together some snacks as a reward, and put your Pekingese on her backside in a corner, so that she can’t fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to stumble.

Teach Your Pekingese to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command

Stop her from pitching to the front by securing one hand underneath her chin and using your other hand hold the snack above her face. Keep saying clearly and intelligibly, “sit up.” Do not make her sit for too long at one time, but repeat the instruction routinely and reward her regularly with lots of appreciation and snacks.

Teach Your Pekingese to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance

Throughout the very first lesson she will call for a surprising amount of help and support from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gets better control of her balancing muscles and grasps what you want, she’ll count less on your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give your Pekingese less help until you will just have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be in position to stop her falling forward; in the future you can easily remove your hand altogether and just simply dangle the reward just above the level of your Pekingese’s head.

Teach Your Pekingese To Sit: Remove the Assistance Progressively

After steady practice your Pekingese will stay seated long after you command her. The next step is she should be set against a wall, so as to provide her support for her back only. Immediately after she has understood this and can hold her place effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, pillows or other objects that offer her less and less help and support. Sooner or later she will master how to keep her equilibrium and sit up without relying on anything to rest on.

Teach Your Pekingese to Sit: Putting It All Together

In the course of all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious by frequent repetition. Lastly comes the final lesson to teach your Pekingese to sit up immediately after she hears the command. It's highly likely, if she has been carefully instructed, you will only have to get her out into the room, display to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the treat while still in position.

The only necessity for perfection is to rehearse with your Pekingese several times a day until she can sit when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only once she has obeyed the direction.

Teach Your Pekingese Other Tricks

You have now the foundation for teaching your Pekingese many other skills. She now can learn to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in conjunction with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothing.

When training a Pekingese to tolerate being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many things at the same time. Try her at first with just a hat. Soon after she gets accustomed to that you could put on a jacket and gradually introduce her to more clothing.

Take pleasure in "teaching your Pekingese the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun in the process!

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