To teach your Chinese Imperial Dog tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get some small snacks, go to a quiet suitable place and always keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Chinese Imperial Dog will begin to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, yet take care not to get him extremely ecstatic or he may lose concentration.
Teach your Chinese Imperial Dog to offer you his paw
To train your Chinese Imperial Dog 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. Then do it again, and after a couple of times do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to discover that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Chinese Imperial Dogs pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Chinese Imperial Dog to give you a high five
Like a lot 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 two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Chinese Imperial Dog will presume you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Chinese Imperial Dog the treat. When your Chinese Imperial Dog has mastered the paw trick this one should be really simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Chinese Imperial Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Chinese Imperial Dog to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Chinese Imperial Dog on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Chinese Imperial Dog the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. When this occurs begin once again. Your Chinese Imperial Dog desires the snack and will soon find out that going around or below does not get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Chinese Imperial Dog. Have patience with your Chinese Imperial Dog and most importantly, have a good time!
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