To teach your Berger Blanc Suisse tricks, even the simple ones, you should always have some of his favorite snacks, go to an obscure suitable location and always keep the teaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Berger Blanc Suisse will begin to get tired. Remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, however be mindful not to get him excessively thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Berger Blanc Suisse to offer you his paw
To teach your Berger Blanc Suisse to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. And then do this again, and after a couple of successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Berger Blanc Suisses pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Berger Blanc Suisse to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Berger Blanc Suisse will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the previous trick. While he rises you state “high 5” and offer him the treat. As soon as your Berger Blanc Suisse has mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be extremely easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Berger Blanc Suisse to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Berger Blanc Suisse to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Berger Blanc Suisse to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Berger Blanc Suisse the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or under the hula hoop. If this occurs start again. Your Berger Blanc Suisse desires the treat and will soon discover that going around or below doesn’t get it so he will soon start going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly raised it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Berger Blanc Suisse. Have patience with your Berger Blanc Suisse and above all, have a good time!
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