Are you struggling to teach your Dogue De Bordeaux to sit? The technique of sitting up is regularly taught to pocket-sized dogs, but much bigger dogs are another story. It’s challenging for them to keep their balance.
Teach Your Dogue De Bordeaux to Sit: Readiness
Sitting is one of the most basic techniques that should be taught to a Dogue De Bordeaux and provides the foundation for a lot of other skills. To train a Dogue De Bordeaux to sit up, prep some snacks as a perk, and set the Dogue De Bordeaux on her rump in the corner, so that she is not able to fall either backward or sideways and has very little or no space to lose balance.
Teach Your Dogue De Bordeaux to Sit: Acquaint Her With The Sound of The Words
Protect her from falling to the front by maintaining 1 hand beneath her chin and with your second hand dangle her snack above the Dogue De Bordeaux’s face. Keep repeating intelligibly and distinctly, “sit.” Do not make her sit up for too long at one time, but do repeat the lesson often and reward her regularly with a lot of cheers and snacks.
Teach Your Dogue De Bordeaux to Sit: Help Her Maintain Balance
In her beginner lesson she will call for considerable help and support from you to stop her from falling forward, but as she gains control of the balancing muscles and finds out what you want her to do, she’ll count less and less on your hand to keep her steady. Then you can gradually give her less support until you’ll simply have to keep one hand in position 2 or 3 inches from her neck or chin, to be ready to stop her from falling forward; later on you can withdraw the hand altogether and just simply dangle the snack right above the height of your Dogue De Bordeaux’s face.
Teach Your Dogue De Bordeaux To Sit: Remove the Help Slowly
After regular practice your Dogue De Bordeaux will stay seated for a good while after you tell her to. The next step is she should be set up against a wall, so as to give her assistance for her back. Immediately after she has gotten the knack of this and can maintain her posture easily, practice with her using chair legs, pillows or other items that provide her less and less support. Ultimately she will understand how to maintain her stability and sit without relying on anything to lean on.
Teach Your Dogue De Bordeaux to Sit: Putting It All Together
Throughout all this training the phrase "sit up" will have been instilled upon her psyche by constant repetition. Lastly is the final training to teach your Dogue De Bordeaux to sit up immediately after she hears the words. There's a good chance, if she has been carefully trained, you will merely have to get her out into the room, reveal to her a reward, hold it up a suitable distance from the ground, say "sit" and she'll do so. Then you'll just give her the snack while still in place.
The only necessity for flawlessness is to rehearse with her several times a day until she will sit up when commanded to and without being shown a treat; give her the treats only after she has adhered to the order.
Teach Your Dogue De Bordeaux Other Tricks
You have now the groundwork for teaching your Dogue De Bordeaux 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'll move in coordination with yours. She can also learn to salute by bringing 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 clothing.
When teaching a Dogue De Bordeaux to submit to being dressed up, do not try to get her to wear too many clothes simultaneously. Try her at first with a hat. Only after she gets accustomed to that you can put on a coat and over time introduce her to more garments.
Enjoy "teaching your Dogue De Bordeaux the sit up trick" and most importantly have fun while you're doing it!
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