Are you aiming to teach your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to sit? The technique of sitting up is regularly taught to petite dogs, though larger dogs are a different story. It’s tricky for them to sustain their equilibrium.
Teach Your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to Sit: Prep
Sitting up is one of the fundamental skills that should be taught to your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore and is the ground work for various other skills. In order to train a Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to sit up, prepare some snacks as a perk, and place the Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore on her butt in the corner, so she is not able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Sound of The Words
Prevent her from tilting to the front by keeping 1 hand on her chin and with your other hand dangle the reward above your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore’s nose. Keep saying intelligibly and clearly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction regularly and reward her often with a lot of approval and snacks.
Teach Your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During the very first lesson she will demand considerable help from your hand to stop her from tumbling forward, but as she gains more control of her balancing muscles and figures out what you want her to do, she’ll rely less upon your hand to keep her steady. Then you can gradually give your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore less support until you will simply have to maintain one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her falling forward; eventually you can probably take away the hand altogether and simply dangle the reward just above the height of your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore’s face.
Teach Your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore To Sit: Remove the Help Gradually
With regular training your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore will sit up well after you set her up. Afterward she should be set against a wall, so as to provide her help for her back. When she has learned this and can hold her position effortlessly, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other items that give her less and less assistance. In time she will be trained to sustain her equilibrium and sit without needing something to lean against.
Teach Your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to Sit: Putting It All Together
In the course of all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind by means of constant repetition. Last comes the final training to teach your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to sit up right after she hears the words. There's a great chance, if she has been carefully trained, you will merely have to summon her out into the room, reveal to her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then give her the treat while still in position.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to train with her several times daily until she will sit when commanded to and without being shown a treat; give her the snacks only after she has followed the command.
Teach Your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she'll move in sync with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to keep a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
In instructing a Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many items at once. Try her at first with just a cap. After she becomes familiar with that you can put on a coat and slowly introduce her to the other clothing.
Delight in "teaching your Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun along the way!
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