Are you aiming to teach your Tibetan Terrier to sit? The technique of sitting up is quickly taught to compact dogs, but larger canines are a different story. It is hard for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier to Sit: Planning
Sitting up is one of the very first tricks that should be taught to a Tibetan Terrier and forms the foundation for a number of other skills. To train a Tibetan Terrier to sit up, put together some treats as a perk, and put your Tibetan Terrier on her haunches in the corner, to make sure that she can’t fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to stumble.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Command
Keep her from tilting forward by maintaining your hand beneath her chin and using the other hand dangle her snack above her face. Keep repeating distinctly and deliberately, “sit up.” Do not make her sit up too long at one time, but repeat the training routinely and reward her frequently with lots of cheers and treats.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
Throughout her beginner lesson your Tibetan Terrier will call for quite a bit of assistance from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains more control of her muscles and makes sense of what you want her to do, she will rely less and less on your hand to keep her in position. Then you can gradually give her less support up until you will basically have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her falling forward; later you can most likely withdraw the hand completely and simply hold the reward right over the height of your Tibetan Terrier’s face.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier To Sit: Remove the Aids Progressively
With frequent practice your Tibetan Terrier will stay seated long after you command her. Next she should be set against a wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. Soon after she has figured out this and can keep her position easily, rehearse with her using chair legs, pillows or other items that offer her less and less assistance. Sooner or later she will master how to maintain her stability and sit up in the absence of anything to lean against.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind through frequent repetition. Last comes the final lesson to teach your Tibetan Terrier to sit up right after she hears the command. Most likely, if she has been carefully instructed, you will simply have to get her out into the room, show a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the snack while still in place.
The only prerequisite for excellence is to train with your Tibetan Terrier multiple times daily until she will sit up when commanded to and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only after she has obeyed the command.
Teach Your Tibetan Terrier Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Tibetan Terrier many other skills. She now can learn to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
In instructing a Tibetan Terrier to submit to being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many garments at once. Try her at first with a hat. Soon after she becomes accustomed to that you could put on a jacket and gradually introduce her to more clothes.
Enjoy "teaching your Tibetan Terrier the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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