To teach your Blue Lacy tricks, even the simple ones, you should get hold of some small treats, teach him in an obscure suitable location and try to keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Blue Lacy will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, though beware not to get him over fired up or he might lose focus.
Teach your Blue Lacy to give you his paw
To teach your Blue Lacy to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You should see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Blue Lacys pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Blue Lacy to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Blue Lacy will believe you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the treat. As soon as your Blue Lacy has mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be extremely simple to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Blue Lacy to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Blue Lacy to hurt himself while doing the trick. Set your Blue Lacy on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Blue Lacy the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs begin again. Your Blue Lacy desires the treat and will soon learn that going around or under does not get it so he’ll quickly start going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Blue Lacy. Have patience with your Blue Lacy and most importantly, have fun!
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