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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Crooked sit...

My boy was taught by dh a crooked sit, and now at 8 months, and I am doing the training with him, I don't know how to teach him properly. Any suggestions?
When I am at home, one of the things I been doing is getting him to sit against the wall, so he has no choice...

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-01-2011, 08:57 PM
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I assume you mean that he's leaning to one side or the other. Could you possibly try temping him with a treat to sit up straight?

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No, I mean that he does not sit properly next to me on the left in a heel.. or after he heels, he sits more ****-eyed that directly next to me.

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I would work on a lot of rear-end awareness and keep side stepping/moving forward to get him to re-position himself. If he absolutely won't budge, PUT him there, reward, and move on. Only do that a few times if absolutely necessary.

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Where are you rewarding him? If you reward him with his nose in the right position(his butt should follow his nose) then repetitions should give him the idea of where he's supposed to be.

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He seems to always reposition his body to be able to watch me from the side.... its very strange. what I have been doing is taking his back end, and moving it to the correct position, but I don't think that is right-I think it can hurt his hips or something.

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Lure him to the correct position with food. Don't move his rear, move his head and the rear will follow. You should be rewarding as you are facing foward(body not leaning over) and hand should be chest level at your side, go straight down to treat.

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I have the exact same issue with my GSD, OP. It is a never-ending battle but he is improving slowly. Luring does nothing, he just spins to the side.

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are you saying when your dog is on your left side and sits
he swings out to the left? my dog use to do that. to correct it
i use to tell him to sit. while he moving into the sit i would reach across
him with my left and place my left hamd on his left rear shoulder
to kepp him from swinging out.
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I am having the same issue with mine. My trainer keeps pointing it out for me to correct. he has me use my hand and slide her correctly, then praise her before we move on.
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