To teach your Australian Kelpie tricks, even the simple ones, you should have some of his favorite snacks, take him to a quiet suitable location and keep the teaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Australian Kelpie will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him over excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Australian Kelpie to give you his paw
To teach your Australian Kelpie to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Then do this again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating 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 Australian Kelpies pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Australian Kelpie to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Australian Kelpie will assume you want to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we instructed him earlier. Once he rises you state “high 5” and give him the treat. When your Australian Kelpie has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Australian Kelpie to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not want your Australian Kelpie to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your Australian Kelpie to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Australian Kelpie the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or below the hula hoop. When this occurs start again. Your Australian Kelpie wants the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or below does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The minute he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually lifted it to waist high. In case you own a smaller dog you may desire to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Australian Kelpie. Have patience with your Australian Kelpie and most importantly, have fun!
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