To teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi tricks, even the easy ones, you should always have some small snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Cardigan Welsh Corgi will start to get tired. Remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, just take care not to get him overly excited or he might just lose concentration.
Teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to offer you his paw
To teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Next do it again, and after a couple of successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You need to observe that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Cardigan Welsh Corgis pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi will think you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer him the snack. Once your Cardigan Welsh Corgi has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be very easy to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Cardigan Welsh Corgi on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Cardigan Welsh Corgi the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or under the hoop. When this occurs begin once again. Your Cardigan Welsh Corgi desires the treat and will soon find out that walking around or below doesn’t get it so he will quickly begin going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon 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 lifted it to waist high. In the event that you have a smaller dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Cardigan Welsh Corgi. Have patience with your Cardigan Welsh Corgi and most of all, have a good time!
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