To teach your Bearded Collie tricks, even easy ones, you need to always have some small snacks, go to a remote suitable location and always keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or the Bearded Collie will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, yet be mindful not to get him excessively thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Bearded Collie to offer you his paw
To train your Bearded 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 offer him a treat. And then repeat this, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Bearded Collies pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Bearded Collie to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Bearded Collie will assume you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Bearded Collie the snack. When your Bearded Collie has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Bearded Collie to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Bearded Collie to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Bearded Collie on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Bearded Collie the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Bearded Collie desires the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or underneath does not work so he will quickly begin going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Bearded Collie. Have patience with your Bearded Collie and most of all, have fun!
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