To teach your Catalan Sheepdog tricks, even easy ones, you need to always have some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Catalan Sheepdog will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, yet beware not to get him over thrilled or he can lose concentration.
Teach your Catalan Sheepdog to give you his paw
To train your Catalan Sheepdog to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Now 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 ought to discover that he is raising his paw upward as you say 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 once again. After just a few sessions most Catalan Sheepdogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Catalan Sheepdog to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Catalan Sheepdog will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had trained him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you say “high five” and give him the snack. When your Catalan Sheepdog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Catalan Sheepdog to leap 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 Catalan Sheepdog to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Catalan Sheepdog 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 Catalan Sheepdog the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or below the hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Catalan Sheepdog wants the treat and will soon learn that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. Whenever he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on 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 ground and gradually brought it to waist high. In the event that you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Catalan Sheepdog. Have patience with your Catalan Sheepdog and most importantly, have a good time!
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