Want to Teach Your Sapsali Some Tricks: Try These Three

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Sapsali | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Sapsali
3 Tricks To Teach Your Sapsali

To teach your Sapsali tricks, even the easy ones, you should have in hand some of his favorite snacks, be in a quiet suitable place and try to keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Sapsali will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward snack, but take care not to get him too thrilled or he might just lose concentration.

Teach your Sapsali to offer you his paw

To get your Sapsali to give you his paw, first 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. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Sapsalis pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Sapsali to offer you a high 5

Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Sapsali will think you want to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we trained him earlier. Once he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your Sapsali the treat. As soon as your Sapsali has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be very easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.

Teach your Sapsali to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Sapsali to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Sapsali on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Sapsali the direction to stop sitting. At first he might try to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin again. Your Sapsali desires the snack and will soon discover that going around or beneath doesn’t get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually brought it to waist height. In the case that you own a smaller dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it as he gets used to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Sapsali. Have patience with your Sapsali and above all, have fun!

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