Are you attempting to teach your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to sit? The technique of sitting up is regularly taught to petite dogs, but bigger pet dogs are a different story. It is difficult for them to maintain their balance.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Preparation
Sitting up is one of the most basic techniques that should be taught to a Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound and forms the ground work for numerous other techniques. To train a Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to sit up, organize some treats as a reward, and place the Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound on her haunches in a corner, to make sure that she will not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Prevent her from pitching to the front by sticking one hand under her chin and with the other hand hold her treat above her nose. Keep saying distinctly and deliberately, “sit.” Do not make her sit too long at any one time, but repeat the lesson regularly and reward her often with loads of kudos and treats.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
During the initial lesson your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound will need a lot of support from you to stop her from tumbling forward, but as she gets control of the muscles and learns what you want her to do, she will rely less and less on your hand to keep her steady. Then you can gradually give your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound less help and support till you will just have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be prepared to stop her falling forward; in the future you can probably remove the hand completely and just hold the snack right above the height of your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound’s face.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound To Sit: Remove the Assistance Over Time
With steady practice she will stay seated long after you set her up. Then she should be set up against your wall, so as to give her a support for her back only. When she has grasped this and can maintain her position effortlessly, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other objects that provide her less and less help and support. Gradually she will learn to maintain her balance and sit without needing something to lean on.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche through constant repetition. Last is the final training to teach your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to sit up whenever she hears the phrase. It's highly likely, if she has been properly taught, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, reveal a reward, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she will do so. Then you give her the treat while still in place.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to rehearse with your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound several times a day until she sits up on command and without being shown a treat; give her the snacks only once she has obeyed the direction.
Teach Your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound many other tricks. She can now learn to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She also can be taught to salute by moving one paw 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 articles of clothing.
In instructing a Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound to tolerate being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many clothes at one time. Try at first with just a cap. Once she becomes familiar with that you could put on a jacket and gradually introduce her to more clothing.
Delight in "teaching your Styrian Coarse-Haired Hound the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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