Are you struggling to teach your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to sit? The technique of sitting up is quite easily taught to little dogs, however bigger doggies are a different story. It is difficult for them to sustain their balance.
Teach Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to Sit: Preparing
Sitting is one of the most basic tricks that should be taught to your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne and provides the ground work for a lot of other skills. To train a Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to sit up, organize some snacks as a reward, and put the Griffon Fauve De Bretagne on her backside in the corner, to ensure that she can’t fall either aft or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Words
Keep her from falling towards you by securing one hand under her chin and with the other hand hold the snack above the Griffon Fauve De Bretagne’s face. Keep saying intelligibly and distinctly, “sit.” Do not make her sit too long at any one time, however repeat the instruction frequently and reward her frequently with plenty of approval and snacks.
Teach Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to Sit: Help Her Stay Balanced
Throughout her 1st lesson your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne will call for considerable assistance from your hand to prevent her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of the muscles and comprehends what you want, she’ll rely less and less upon your hand to hold her in position. Then you can gradually give her less help and support till you will simply have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be ready to prevent her falling forward; eventually you may remove the hand and merely hold the reward right above the height of her head.
Teach Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne To Sit: Remove the Help Gradually
After constant practice she will sit up long after you set her up. Next she should be set against your wall, so as to provide her a support for her back. Soon after she has understood this and can maintain her place effortlessly, rehearse with her up against chair legs, cushions or other things that provide her less and less support. Subsequently she will learn how to sustain her balance and sit without needing something to rest against.
Teach Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to Sit: Putting It All Together
During all these lessons the command "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her mind by means of constant repetition. Lastly here's the final training to teach your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to sit up whenever she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully instructed, you will merely have to call her out into the room, show a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she will do so. Then you'll just give her the reward while still in place.
The only criteria for flawlessness is to practice with your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne several times a day until she sits when told and without being shown a snack; give her the snacks only once she has adhered to the order.
Teach Your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Griffon Fauve De Bretagne many other skills. She now can be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down just in front of her paws, which she will move in coordination with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing one paw up to the side of her head, or to keep a toy in her mouth, or to wear a cap on her head or wear other clothes.
While teaching a Griffon Fauve De Bretagne to accept being clothed, do not try to make her wear too many clothes at one time. Try her at first with just a cap. Once she becomes used to that you could put on a jacket and eventually introduce her to the other clothes.
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