Are you attempting to teach your Ariege Pointer to sit? The technique of sitting up is quickly taught to small dogs, yet bigger dogs are a different story. It’s hard for them to keep their equilibrium.
Teach Your Ariege Pointer to Sit: Preparing
Sitting is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to your Ariege Pointer and forms the groundwork for plenty of other techniques. To train a Ariege Pointer to sit up, prep some snacks as a reward, and place your Ariege Pointer on her butt in a corner, so that she is not able to fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Ariege Pointer to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Stop her from pitching forward by keeping 1 hand beneath her chin and with your second hand hold the treat above her face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit.” Do not make her sit too long at any one time, but do repeat the lesson routinely and reward her frequently with a lot of kudos and snacks.
Teach Your Ariege Pointer to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
During her beginner lesson your Ariege Pointer will need a surprising amount of help and support from your hand to prevent her from falling forward, but as she gains better control of the stabilizing muscles and realises what you want her to do, she’ll count less and less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Ariege Pointer less support up until you’ll merely have to maintain one hand in position two or three inches from her neck or chin, to be in position to stop her falling forward; later you can most likely remove this hand completely and merely suspend the treat right above the height of your Ariege Pointer’s head.
Teach Your Ariege Pointer To Sit: Remove the Aids Gradually Over Time
With frequent practice your Ariege Pointer will stay seated for a long time after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set against the wall, so as to provide her support for her back only. Soon after she has picked up this and can keep her position effortlessly, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other items that give her less and less help. In time she will grasp how to keep her equilibrium and sit up without having something to rest on.
Teach Your Ariege Pointer to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her psyche with the assistance of constant repetition. Lastly comes the final lesson to teach your Ariege Pointer to sit up as quickly as she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been diligently taught, you will simply have to get her out in the room, display to her a snack, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then give her the reward while still in position.
The only criteria for perfection is to practice with your Ariege Pointer several times daily until she will sit up on command and without being shown a reward; give her the snacks only after she has complied with the direction.
Teach Your Ariege Pointer Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Ariege Pointer many other skills. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in conjunction with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to hold something in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothes.
While instructing a Ariege Pointer to accept being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many clothes simultaneously. Try her at first with a cap. Soon after she becomes familiar with that you could put on a jacket and slowly introduce her to more clothes.
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