3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Schipperke Today

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Schipperke | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Schipperke
3 Tricks To Teach Your Schipperke

To teach your Schipperke tricks, even the simple ones, you should have in hand some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Schipperke will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him extremely ecstatic or he might lose focus.

Teach your Schipperke to offer you his paw

To teach your Schipperke to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Schipperkes pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Schipperke to give you a high 5

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Schipperke will assume you want to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him previously. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the treat. Once your Schipperke has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.

Teach your Schipperke to leap through a hoop

Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Schipperke to injure himself while doing the trick. Place your Schipperke to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Schipperke the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or underneath the hoop. If this occurs start again. Your Schipperke desires the treat and will soon learn that walking around or beneath does not get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. If you possess a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it as he gets used to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Schipperke. Have patience with your Schipperke and most of all, have a good time!

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