I've done the front sit a couple of different ways.
The older dogs I did sort of like what Amy was saying. Although I would treat at my tummy while walking backwards, so my dogs had to keep reaching in to get the treats and the dog had to keep moving into me. I would also bend forward a little sort of making my tummy target further away from the dog and then I would have them sit while I was bent forward and they were eating from the lure in my hand. And then when I stood up, they were good and close.
The other thing we did was a game with Tag. I would throw a piece of food between my legs, Tag would run to go grab it and I would be turning around and moving away, then I would call Tag, and he would run back towards me and I would throw a piece of food between my legs. It was sort of like wind sprints between my legs. Then after he got that concept in a couple of sessions I would start closing my legs and making sort of a small hoop with them that he had to go through. Then I would close my legs and have the food reward in my hand and as he was running to me I would stand straight legs together and pull my hand up and lure him right into the sit.
Another things we did was a backwards movement and pull him into a sit, restart backwards movement, drop him into a down, backwards then sit. Something about moving backwards and keeping them moving into you really just seemed to help alot.
You may also need to look at *how* Indra sits. If she learned to rock back into a sit, instead of to tuck up her rear into a sit...she may be in good position until she goes to sit and then she rocks back off of you into her sit. If thats the case, you either need to reteach the way she sits, or teach her to compensate for the rock back. Generally my dogs that rock back into their sits will bump a little on their recall because to maintain a close sit, they almost have to come in too close so they can have room to rock back into their sit and be where I want them.
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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