Grand Griffon Vendeen

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The breed existed as early as the 16th century in France where they were used as large game hunting dogs and also was the first of the Vendee griffons to be bred out of four types we see today. The large Grand Griffon Vendeen stands at least 23.5 inches (preferably taller) and weighs 66 to 77 pounds. The breed will jump at any chance to hunt but has become one of the best home companions as well.




Sign up for a Novice/Beginners Obedience class. Everyone has to start somewhere. The dogs will be bneinger dogs & most of the people will be new to Dog Obedience also. So no reason to be nervous, everybody is there for the same purpose. Dog people are actually very inviting & really nice & encouraging to Junior handlers who care about their dogs & really wish to learn. Wear to class casual clothes that you can move freely in. Jeans or sweatpants & a tee-shirt is fine. Something with pockets you can put treats in to have handy for rewards or use a treat pouch that clips on your clothes. Wear comfortable shoes that you can walk well in & that don't flop around when you walk. Tennis shoes are perfect. Your trainer will tell you what kind of collar, leash, & equipment you will need for class. Bring small soft bits of food or treats that your dog really loves & a favorite toy to use as motivators/rewards. Don't forget poop bags. Proper class etiquette is to keep your dog in control in his own space. Don't let him go up & sniff another dog's butt or go nose to nose with another dog. Some dogs in the class may be still working on social skills. Most Novice/Beginner Obedience classes work on Attention/Watch, Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, loose leash walking or beginning heeling, Leave It, using a release word, & door manners. Some also work on the CGC skills. Each trainer is a little different. When you sign up for your class you can ask what that trainer is planning on teaching. And then know that may flex some depending on the needs of the dogs & handlers in the class. So go with an open mind. Listen in class. Don't be afraid to ask a question (either during class, or before/after class) if there is something you don't understand. Do your homework & practice. But most of all enjoy it & have fun. If you do well in your Beginning class & are having fun, you may want to take the next level class. Classes build on each other. Prepare & earn your CGC. Maybe look into Rally Obedience. Most clubs have classes geared towards preparing dogs/handlers for competition Obedience/Rally once you are at that level if you are interested. Good Luck!Source(s):Obedience Competitor/Trainer 23 yrsAgility Trainer/ADDICT 10 yrs4H Dog Project TrainerReferences :

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