Are you attempting to teach your Grand Griffon Vendeen to sit? The skill of sitting up is easily taught to pocket-sized dogs, yet larger dogs are a different story. It is tough for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen to Sit: Preparing
Sitting up is one of the initial techniques that should be taught to your Grand Griffon Vendeen and lays the foundation for countless other skills. To train a Grand Griffon Vendeen to sit up, prep some snacks as a perk, and place your Grand Griffon Vendeen on her haunches in a corner, to ensure she can not fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase
Protect her from falling forward by keeping your hand on her chin and with the second hand dangle the reward above her nose. Keep saying deliberately and clearly, “sit.” Don’t force her to sit too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction regularly and reward her frequently with plenty of recognition and treats.
Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
During her very first lesson she will call for considerable assistance from you to prevent her from tumbling forward, but as she gets control of the balancing muscles and starts to learn what you want her to do, she will rely less and less upon your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give your Grand Griffon Vendeen less help and support until you’ll only have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be in position to prevent her from falling forward; eventually you may remove this hand altogether and just simply suspend the snack just over the height of your Grand Griffon Vendeen’s head.
Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen To Sit: Remove the Aids Gradually
With regular training your Grand Griffon Vendeen will sit up long after you get her to sit. Afterward she should be set up against a wall, so as to provide her a support for her back only. Only after she has figured out this and can hold her position effortlessly, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other things that give her less and less help. In time she will be trained to keep her stability and sit up without relying on anything to rest against.
Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her mind with the assistance of regular repetition. Last here's the final lesson to teach your Grand Griffon Vendeen to sit up as quickly as she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been properly instructed, you will merely have to summon her out in the room, reveal to her a treat, hold it up a suitable distance from the floor, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then just give her the snack while still in position.
The only prerequisite for perfection is to train with her several times daily until she sits on command and without being shown a treat; give her the rewards only after she has adhered to the command.
Teach Your Grand Griffon Vendeen Other Tricks
You have now the method for teaching your Grand Griffon Vendeen many other tricks. She can now learn how to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in sync with yours. She can also be taught to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to hold a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
When training a Grand Griffon Vendeen to tolerate being dressed up, don't try to make her wear too many garments at once. Try her at first with a hat. Only after she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a coat and little by little introduce her to more clothes.
Enjoy "teaching your Grand Griffon Vendeen the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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