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Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Dog
Dog Health Problems
one of the most important people in your dog's life. You should
choose your veterinarian just as you select your own doctor..
Dog Health Emergencies
an emergency or an accident, you can
reduce your dog’s immediate pain.......
a number of pet grooming
methods that can be used to groom your dog ....
Your Puppy To Sit
The "Sit" command is an easy
way to have your puppy show off his good manners. He can sit when
visitor comes, when you meet a friend out walking, when you are
preparing his dinner, or when he has to wait for just about anything.
It is also one of the easiest exercises to practice because you can ask
him to sit whenever and wherever you like. A Sit is especially good for
little everyday things, like having his leash attached.
The command is to say his name and then “Sit!” All commands should be
preceded by the dog's name; that is to get his attention so he knows
you are not talking to anyone else. Puppies are proud to have a name.
It is when they reach adolescence that they, like other teenagers,
pretend they do not hear you. Any time you see the puppy about to sit,
quickly say, "Sit, good dog." If he is already sitting nicely give him
a "good sit" reward.
The easiest way to teach a young puppy to sit is to get his attention
with a treat held in front and just above his nose to make him look up.
Then slowly move the treat backward over his head. Because he wants to
keep his eye on the treat, his backside will have to drop to the floor.
It takes a little practice (on your part, too) but it is a tried and
true means of getting an unforced sit. As he assumes the position, give
the command, "Sit" and hand out a tiny portion of the treat.
That is motivational teaching. The puppy performs the desired action by
himself. The other way is to have the pup beside you on your left side,
hold a treat in front of him with your right hand, and gently press
down on his hindquarters with your left hand. With a large puppy, you
could put your left arm around his hindquarters and with a gentle
forward motion, bend his knees, forcing the sit. As you are coping with
all that, brightly say, "Sit.”
If you followed the first method, and he is doing a prompt Sit every
time you give the command, you will soon graduate to using just the
hand signal, making the same upward motion with your hand, palm up as
you did in raising the treat over his head, and the pup will do a very
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