To teach your Cao De Castro Laboreiro tricks, even the simple ones, you should get hold of some good snacks, be in a remote suitable location and always keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Cao De Castro Laboreiro will begin to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, however beware not to get him over ecstatic or he may lose focus.
Teach your Cao De Castro Laboreiro to offer you his paw
To teach your Cao De Castro Laboreiro to offer 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 snack. And then do it again, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You should notice that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Cao De Castro Laboreiros pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Cao De Castro Laboreiro to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Cao De Castro Laboreiro will believe you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we trained him earlier. Once he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Cao De Castro Laboreiro the snack. When your Cao De Castro Laboreiro has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be very simple to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Cao De Castro Laboreiro to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your Cao De Castro Laboreiro to injure himself while doing the trick. Place your Cao De Castro Laboreiro to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Cao De Castro Laboreiro the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs begin once again. Your Cao De Castro Laboreiro wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or beneath does not get it so he will soon begin going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually brought it to waist height. In the case that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Cao De Castro Laboreiro. Have patience with your Cao De Castro Laboreiro and most of all, have a good time!
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