Want to Teach Your Smooth Collie Some Tricks: Here are 3

Posted by on Jun 13, 2010 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Smooth Collie | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Smooth Collie
3 Tricks To Teach Your Smooth Collie

To teach your Smooth Collie tricks, even the simple ones, you need to provide some of his favorite snacks, take him to a quiet suitable place and try to keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Smooth Collie will begin to get tired. Take note that when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, yet be careful not to get him overly ecstatic or he may possibly lose focus.

Teach your Smooth Collie to offer you his paw

To get your Smooth Collie to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Now do this again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Smooth Collies pick this trick up rather quickly.

Teach your Smooth Collie to give you a high 5

Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Smooth Collie will expect you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had taught him previously. While he rises you state “high five” and offer him the treat. As soon as your Smooth Collie has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be very easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.

Teach your Smooth Collie to jump through a hoop

Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Smooth Collie to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Smooth Collie on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Smooth Collie the command to stop sitting. At first he might try to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Smooth Collie wants the treat and will soon discover that walking around or below doesn’t work so he’ll quickly start going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist height. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Smooth Collie. Have patience with your Smooth Collie and most importantly, have fun!

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