Are you attempting to teach your Berger Blanc Suisse to sit? The technique of sitting up is effortlessly taught to compact dogs, but larger pet dogs are another story. It is challenging for them to maintain their balance.
Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse to Sit: Groundwork
Sitting is one of the most basic skills that should be taught to a Berger Blanc Suisse and is the foundation for myriad other techniques. In order to train a Berger Blanc Suisse to sit up, put together some treats as a reward, and set the Berger Blanc Suisse on her haunches in the corner, to ensure that she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Phrase
Prevent her from pitching to the front by holding 1 hand under her chin and with the other hand dangle her snack above her face. Keep repeating distinctly and intelligibly, “sit.” Do not force her to sit for too long at any one time, but do repeat the lesson routinely and reward her frequently with loads of kudos and treats.
Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse to Sit: Help Her Keep Her Balance
In her initial lesson your Berger Blanc Suisse will need a lot of assistance from your hand to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gets better control of her balancing muscles and recognizes what you want, she will rely less and less on your hand to hold her in position. Gradually, you can give her less support til you’ll just have to leave one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her chin or neck, to be in place to stop her from falling forward; in the future you will be able to withdraw this hand completely and merely suspend the treat just above the level of her head.
Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse To Sit: Remove the Help Gradually Over Time
With regular practice your Berger Blanc Suisse will sit up for a long time after you set her up. Then she should be set against your wall, so as to provide her assistance for her back only. Soon after she has gotten the knack of this and can keep her posture easily, practice with her against chair legs, cushions or other items that offer her less and less assistance. Sooner or later she will be trained to keep her balance and sit up without relying on something to rest against.
Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all these lessons the words "sit up" will have been ingrained upon her mind by means of persistent repetition. Now is the final lesson to teach your Berger Blanc Suisse to sit up as soon as she hears the command. There's a great chance, if she has been carefully trained, you will merely have to get her out in the room, reveal to her a treat, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then give her the reward while still in place.
The only necessity for excellence is to train with your Berger Blanc Suisse several times daily until she will sit when commanded to and without being shown a reward; give her the treats only once she has followed the direction.
Teach Your Berger Blanc Suisse Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Berger Blanc Suisse many other tricks. She now can learn how to beg by moving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in rhythm with yours. She also can learn to salute by bringing one paw to the side of her head, or to hold a wooden pipe in her mouth, or to wear a hat on her head or wear other clothing.
When teaching a Berger Blanc Suisse to submit to being dressed up, don't try to get her to wear too many garments at the same time. Try at first with a cap. Once she gets familiar with that you can put on a coat and slowly introduce her to the other clothes.
Enjoy "teaching your Berger Blanc Suisse the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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