Are you making an attempt to teach your Sabueso Espanol to sit? The skill of sitting up is effortlessly taught to little dogs, however much larger canines are another story. It’s problematic for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Sabueso Espanol to Sit: Prep
Sitting is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to your Sabueso Espanol and forms the foundation for a lot of other techniques. To train a Sabueso Espanol to sit up, put together some treats as a reward, and set your Sabueso Espanol on her backside in a corner, so she is unable to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Sabueso Espanol to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Prevent her from pitching forward by holding one hand under her chin and using the second hand hold the treat above her face. Keep saying intelligibly and clearly, “sit up.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, however repeat the lesson routinely and reward her often with plenty of adoration and snacks.
Teach Your Sabueso Espanol to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
In her beginner lesson she will require quite a bit of support from you to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gains control of her muscles and makes sense of what you want her to do, she will depend less and less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Sabueso Espanol less support until you will only have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be set to prevent her falling forward; later you may take away this hand altogether and just hold the treat right over the height of your Sabueso Espanol’s face.
Teach Your Sabueso Espanol To Sit: Remove the Assistance Slowly And Gradually
With constant training she will sit up well after you tell her to. Then she should be set against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back only. Only after she has grasped this and can hold her posture effortlessly, practice with her up against chair legs, pillows or other things that offer her less and less aid. Ultimately she will figure out how to keep her stability and sit up without relying on anything to rest against.
Teach Your Sabueso Espanol to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind through regular repetition. Now is the final training to teach your Sabueso Espanol to sit up whenever she hears the words. Most likely, if she has been properly trained, you will only have to get her out into the room, show her a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit up or sit" and she will obey. Then just give her the reward while still in place.
The only requirement for flawlessness is to train with your Sabueso Espanol several times a day until she can sit up when told and without being shown a reward; give her the rewards only once she has adhered to the direction.
Teach Your Sabueso Espanol Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Sabueso Espanol many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in rhythm with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold an object in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothing.
When instructing a Sabueso Espanol to tolerate being clothed, do not try to get her to wear too many items simultaneously. Try at first with a hat. After she gets familiar with that you can put on a jacket and eventually introduce her to more garments.
Take joy in "teaching your Sabueso Espanol the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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