Weekly Trick – Sit Pretty
Here is a great and easy trick to teach your dog. It is easier for a small dog to perform this trick than a larger dog, simply because of balance.
First, make sure you have good treats on hand.
Next, you want to get your dog to sit. Then slowly raise the treat above the dog’s head. You are working for the dog to take their feet off the floor but still be able to balance.
Now you can use a hand gesture and say “sit pretty”. Take small steps to get them to be able to balance into the sitting pretty trick.
Make sure once they are in the sitting pretty stance, you tell them to “stay”. Get them to hold it for a few seconds and then give them the treat.
Make sure to keep going slow and don’t get them to hold it until you know they have their balance. This is not only a great trick, it also helps to strengthen your dog’s core muscles.
Here is a video of the trick so you get the idea of how to get your dog to do it. It is not me in the video.