Three Tricks You Can Teach Your Old German Shepherd Dog Now

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Old German Shepherd Dog
3 Tricks To Teach Your Old German Shepherd Dog

To teach your Old German Shepherd Dog tricks, even simple ones, you need to carry some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a remote suitable place and keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Old German Shepherd Dog will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him overly ecstatic or he could lose focus.

Teach your Old German Shepherd Dog to offer you his paw

To teach your Old German Shepherd Dog 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. Then do this again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You ought to see that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Old German Shepherd Dogs pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your Old German Shepherd Dog to offer you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Old German Shepherd Dog will think you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had trained him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the snack. When your Old German Shepherd Dog has mastered the paw trick this one will probably be very simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.

Teach your Old German Shepherd Dog to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not really want your Old German Shepherd Dog to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Old German Shepherd Dog on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Old German Shepherd Dog the command to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or underneath the hoop. If this occurs start once again. Your Old German Shepherd Dog wants the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or beneath doesn’t work so he’ll quickly begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist height. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Old German Shepherd Dog. Have patience with your Old German Shepherd Dog and most importantly, have fun!

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