Are you aiming to teach your Braque Du Puy to sit? The skill of sitting up is easily taught to smaller dogs, but larger doggies are a different story. It is tricky for them to keep their equilibrium.
Teach Your Braque Du Puy to Sit: Preparation
Sitting up is one of the initial tricks that you should teach to a Braque Du Puy and forms the groundwork for many other tricks. To train a Braque Du Puy to sit up, put together some treats as a perk, and place your Braque Du Puy on her haunches in the corner, to ensure she can not fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no room to lose balance.
Teach Your Braque Du Puy to Sit: Familiarize Her With The Phrase
Keep her from pitching forward by maintaining your hand on her chin and with the other hand dangle the reward above her face. Keep repeating clearly and deliberately, “sit up.” Don’t make her sit too long at any one time, however repeat the lesson frequently and reward her regularly with a lot of praise and treats.
Teach Your Braque Du Puy to Sit: Help Her Balance
During her first lesson she will demand significant help and support from your hand to stop her from pitching forward, but as she gets more control of her stabilizing muscles and finds out what you want, she’ll rely less on your hand to hold her steady. Gradually, you can give her less help up until you will only have to keep one hand in position two or three inches from her chin or neck, to be waiting to stop her from falling forward; in the future you can withdraw the hand and merely suspend the treat right over the level of her face.
Teach Your Braque Du Puy To Sit: Remove the Assistance Progressively
After constant practice she will sit up for a long time after you tell her to. Afterward she should be set against your wall, so as to provide her assistance for her back. Soon after she has figured out this and can hold her posture easily, rehearse with her against chair legs, cushions or other things that provide her less and less help and support. In time she will learn to preserve her stability and sit without having anything to lean against.
Teach Your Braque Du Puy to Sit: Putting It All Together
During the course of all this training the command "sit up" will have been impressed upon her psyche by means of constant repetition. Last is the final lesson to teach your Braque Du Puy to sit up immediately after she hears the command. There's a good chance, if she has been diligently taught, you will simply have to get her out in the room, reveal a snack, hold it up a reasonable distance from the ground, say "sit up" and she will obey. Then you'll just give her the treat while still in position.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to rehearse with her several times a day until she will sit when told and without being shown a snack; give her the treats only once she has followed the order.
Teach Your Braque Du Puy Other Tricks
You have now the fundamentals for teaching your Braque Du Puy many other tricks. She can now be taught how to beg by waving your hand up and down in front of her paws, which she'll move in coordination with yours. She can also be taught to salute by moving one paw up 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 articles of clothing.
In training a Braque Du Puy to submit to being clothed, don't try to make her wear too many clothes at one time. Try at first with just a hat. After she becomes adjusted to that you can put on a jacket and slowly and gradually introduce her to the other garments.
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