Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Stick 'em Up
AKA: Sit Pretty, Beg
Goal: Get your dog to sit up on his hind legs
Make sure your dog is on a non-slip surface to start. Cue dog to sit and with a treat lure straight up and slightly back. Mark and reward when the front feet come off the ground. You may help your dog balance by holding onto his collar or having you dog sit with his back against a wall. Slowly build up duration and height that the front feet come up off the floor.
When you can reliably lure the behavior, add the verbal cue to it. Then fade the food lure.
For fun try asking for a wave while your dog is sitting up or pairing this with a Spread 'em!