Are you working to teach your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to sit? The skill of sitting up is quickly taught to small dogs, but much bigger pet dogs are another story. It’s difficult for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to Sit: Readiness
Sitting up is one of the 1st techniques that you should teach to your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie and forms the groundwork for numerous other tricks. To train a Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to sit up, prep some treats as a reward, and place the Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie on her haunches in a corner, so that she won’t be able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Stop her from tilting forward by keeping 1 hand beneath her chin and using the second hand hold the snack above the Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie’s face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Don’t make her sit for too long at one time, but do repeat the training routinely and reward her regularly with lots of recognition and treats.
Teach Your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced
Throughout the initial lesson she will demand a surprising amount of support from your hand to keep her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of her balancing muscles and is aware of what you want her to do, she’ll count less on your hand to hold her in position. Then you can gradually give your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie less help and support up until you will basically have to leave one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be set to stop her falling forward; later you will be able to remove the hand and just hold the reward just above the height of her face.
Teach Your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie To Sit: Remove the Aids Incrementally
After steady training she will sit up long after you get her to sit. The next step is she should be set against your wall, so as to give her assistance for her back. When she has gotten the hang of this and can maintain her posture easily, practice with her up against chair legs, cushions or other items that provide her less and less support. At some point she will learn how to maintain her balance and sit without having something to rest against.
Teach Your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her mind by frequent repetition. Lastly is the final lesson to teach your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to sit up as soon as she hears the phrase. There's a good chance, if she has been properly taught, you will simply have to summon her out in the room, show a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up or sit" and she will do so. Then give her the reward while still in position.
The only prerequisite for perfection is to rehearse with her multiple times a day until she will sit when told and without being shown a snack; give her the rewards only once she has adhered to the order.
Teach Your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie Other Tricks
You have now the foundation for teaching your Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie many other tricks. She can now be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in conjunction with yours. She also can be taught to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to hold an object in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other articles of clothing.
In training a Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie to submit to being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many clothes at once. Try at first with just a cap. Once she gets familiar with that you can put on a jacket and eventually introduce her to the other clothing.
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