Bichon Frise: Training Your Bichon Frise- Sit
You probably know by now that your Bichon Frise can
be very independent as well as a little shy. The
earlier and younger you can begin training your
Bichon the better. If you begin your training with
simple commands such as sit, stay, come and lie down
you and your petís success rate will be better and
more rewarding for both of you. You can always work
up to more complex tasks in time.
Be direct; keep it simple and always supportive.
Avoid using negative or overly forceful tactics
since it could backfire and bring about aggressive
behavior. With positive reinforcement, a gentle tone
of voice and favorite goodies youíll both enjoy the
benefits of effective training. Remember your Bichon
Frise is a really smart dog so he/she will be
happier and more stimulated to learn new tricks.
Training your Bichon Frise: Sit
- Have your pet stand.
- Grab onto his/her collar and gently push your
petís hindquarters down.
- Say SIT.
- REWARD your Bichon for sitting
- Repeat immediately
*Your pet will begin associating the word SIT with
you pushing down on his/her hindquarters and soon
will begin to sit when you just say SIT
- Again...have your Bichon Frise stand.
- Hold a doggy treat slightly back and above
your petís nose.
- Say SIT
(Your pet will automatically sit when he/she looks
up at the treat. If your Bichon jumps up the treat
is too high. If your pet still doesnít sit move
the treat farther back over his/her head so that
your dog has to tilt his/her head back to get it.
- Give oodles of Praise and Reward.
- Practice until you donít need a treat anymore
and your Bichon begins to sit when you just say
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