3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Scotch Collie Right Now

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Scotch Collie
3 Tricks To Teach Your Scotch Collie

To teach your Scotch Collie tricks, even the easy ones, you need to get hold of some small snacks, teach him in a remote suitable place and always keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Scotch Collie will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just be careful not to get him extra fired up or he might just lose concentration.

Teach your Scotch Collie to give you his paw

To get your Scotch Collie to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Then repeat this, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Scotch Collies pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your Scotch Collie to offer you a high 5

Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Scotch Collie will expect you want to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had trained him previously. Once he rises you say “high five” and offer your Scotch Collie the treat. As soon as your Scotch Collie has actually mastered the paw trick this one will likely be really easy to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than voice control.

Teach your Scotch Collie to jump through a hoop

Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Scotch Collie to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Scotch Collie to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Scotch Collie the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or beneath the hoop. When this happens start again. Your Scotch Collie wants the snack and will soon find out that walking around or underneath doesn’t get it so he will quickly start going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually lifted it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.

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

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