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    My puppy is just 6 weeks old and she has inherited a lazy sit from her daddy. I am not a big fan of this and would like to stop it. Could someone please suggest ways to do this, I would be forever grateful. I don't get her for 2 weeks yet and not sure about any corrections early so time frame in your suggestion would be good. Thanks all.
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    Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. I don't think this is an inherited trait as most very young puppies do this. Most simply out grow it.
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    clearly that pup isn't excited or in work mode (if it has such a thing, also, i thought show dogs were trained not to sit..haha) lazy sit goes away as soon as they get excited and can barely keep that bottom down anyway.

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    thundr,
    In 6 months that little girl is going to be tearing up the trials! No show dog here.
    And daddy is 3 years old and still sits this way and is one of the hardest charging hunting dogs I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncntrykid View Post
    thundr,
    In 6 months that little girl is going to be tearing up the trials! No show dog here.
    And daddy is 3 years old and still sits this way and is one of the hardest charging hunting dogs I know.
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    I can't see this as a hereditary issue unless there is some serious hip problems in those blood lines. In reference to "daddy is 3 years old and still sits this way", there was once a comment posted from a RTF member trainer who said you own what you condone.
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    Grab the loose skin low and just in front of the back leg and tug a little(they hate this) on the side he is sitting on his hip on. It will square him up but you have to be consistent and pulling on the rope a little helps also.. Rick Stawski shows this in his Fowl Dogs video. I have used this many times and it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncntrykid View Post
    thundr,
    In 6 months that little girl is going to be tearing up the trials! No show dog here.
    And daddy is 3 years old and still sits this way and is one of the hardest charging hunting dogs I know.
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    I hope you saw the chuckle, I on't use the wink or any of the other smileys...

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    No problem, I did see the haha. I took it the right way. lol

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    You're worried about a lazy sit at 6 weeks old? There are a lot more important things to worry about with a 6 week old than a lazy sit. Like Wayne said.. give it time and it may go away and you have plenty of time to work on it later.

    I have a 7 week old and I'm mostly worried about getting him to pee outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncntrykid View Post
    My puppy is just 6 weeks old and she has inherited a lazy sit from her daddy.
    Easy, Toot, Nick. If that doesn't clear it up, you can use my favorite suggestion ever on RTF: put him on his back and hump him until he pees himself. If you let it go at 6 weeks, you are going to have real problems at two months.

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