To teach your Coton De Tulear tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get hold of some yummy treats, take him to a quiet suitable location and hold the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Coton De Tulear will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him extremely fired up or he may perhaps lose concentration.
Teach your Coton De Tulear to offer you his paw
To train your Coton De Tulear to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next do this again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You must discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Coton De Tulears pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Coton De Tulear to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Coton De Tulear will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the snack. When your Coton De Tulear has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Coton De Tulear to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Coton De Tulear to hurt himself while doing the trick. Set your Coton De Tulear to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Coton De Tulear the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to walk around or beneath the hoop. If this happens begin once again. Your Coton De Tulear desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or underneath does not get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll 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 started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist height. If you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Coton De Tulear. Have patience with your Coton De Tulear and above all, have a good time!
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