To teach your Bichon Frise tricks, even simple ones, you need to get hold of some small snacks, be in a secluded suitable location and maintain the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Bichon Frise will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just take care not to get him excessively ecstatic or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Bichon Frise to offer you his paw
To train your Bichon Frise to give 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 repeat this, and after a couple of times do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You must see that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a few sessions most Bichon Frises pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Bichon Frise to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Bichon Frise will think you want to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Bichon Frise the treat. Once your Bichon Frise has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Bichon Frise to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Bichon Frise to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Bichon Frise on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Bichon Frise the direction to stop sitting. At first he may try to walk around or below the hoop. When this happens begin again. Your Bichon Frise wants the snack and will soon discover that walking around or beneath does not get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Bichon Frise. Have patience with your Bichon Frise and above all, have a good time!
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