Are you aiming to teach your Saarlooswolfhond to sit? The talent of sitting up is quite easily taught to petite dogs, however much larger dogs are a different story. It’s tough for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Saarlooswolfhond to Sit: Preparing
Sitting is one of the most basic skills that should be taught to your Saarlooswolfhond and is the ground work for various other skills. In order to train a Saarlooswolfhond to sit up, prep some treats as a perk, and place the Saarlooswolfhond on her rump in the corner, to ensure that she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Saarlooswolfhond to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Command
Stop her from falling towards you by sticking your hand underneath her chin and using the other hand hold her snack above your Saarlooswolfhond’s face. Keep saying deliberately and clearly, “sit up.” Don’t force her to sit for too long at one time, but repeat the training frequently and reward her frequently with lots of appreciation and snacks.
Teach Your Saarlooswolfhond to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
In her initial lesson she will require considerable support from you to keep her from tumbling forward, but as she gains better control of the muscles and recognizes what you want, she’ll count less and less upon your hand to hold her steady. Then you can gradually give your Saarlooswolfhond less support till you’ll merely have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be ready to prevent her falling forward; eventually you can take away your hand completely and just simply hold the treat just above the level of your Saarlooswolfhond’s head.
Teach Your Saarlooswolfhond To Sit: Remove the Aids Progressively
After frequent practice your Saarlooswolfhond will sit up for a good while after you tell her to. Then she should be set up against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back only. Immediately after she has picked up this and can maintain her posture effortlessly, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other items that provide her less and less support. Ultimately she will understand how to maintain her stability and sit without relying on something to rest on.
Teach Your Saarlooswolfhond to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all this training the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her subconscious through constant repetition. Now comes the final lesson to teach your Saarlooswolfhond to sit up as soon as she hears the words. Most likely, if she has been properly taught, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, show to her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she'll obey. Then just give her the reward while still in position.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to practice with your Saarlooswolfhond several times daily until she can sit when told and without being shown a treat; give her the rewards only after she has obeyed the command.
Teach Your Saarlooswolfhond Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Saarlooswolfhond many other skills. She can now be taught how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep something in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
While instructing a Saarlooswolfhond to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many things simultaneously. Try her at first with just a cap. After she gets accustomed to that you can put on a jacket and progressively introduce her to more clothing.
Enjoy "teaching your Saarlooswolfhond the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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