Somehow the old hand signal for "SIT" is terrifying Sammy now. I realized it was my extended hand, palm down toward but not always over his head. We all know they don't like over the head stuff but I wonder if a recent visit to the vet restarted some kind of fear. How do you signal your dog to "SIT"
We start with puppies by luring them. Holding a treat over their heads slowly move your hand backward, down the puppy's head and back, The puppy will follow the treat, moving into a Sit position. Now, picture the movement. Eventually, it will evolve into your hand moving the treat by their head and up. Then it becomes simply holding your hand in front of you, bending the elbow , raising the hand quickly. So basically you will be moving your hand up, instead of down. Hope that was clear enough.
Thank you....sit, come, wait, go are all working. He doesn't even need a leash to walk (but, of course, I use one..
After a year with this little rescue Corgi I am still battling his angry outbursts when I touch his hindquarters, pick him up, seriously try to groom him. He's like an alien that only knows one word---'GRRRRR!". Sometimes it means con't touch me, other times it means "I'm hungry"...other times "i need to go out"......meeting his growls only increases them until he's on the verge or baring teeth but nothing else. As my sister said, "He's your dog, Charlie Brown!"