To teach your Croatian Sheepdog tricks, even simple ones, you should get hold of some of his favorite treats, take him to an obscure suitable place and keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Croatian Sheepdog will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, though beware not to get him excessively fired up or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Croatian Sheepdog to offer you his paw
To get your Croatian Sheepdog to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. And then do this again, and after a couple of successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Croatian Sheepdogs pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Croatian Sheepdog to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Croatian Sheepdog will believe you want to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had taught him earlier. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the treat. Once your Croatian Sheepdog has mastered the paw trick this one will likely be very easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Croatian Sheepdog to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Croatian Sheepdog to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Croatian Sheepdog on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Croatian Sheepdog the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to walk around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start once again. Your Croatian Sheepdog wants the snack and will quickly learn that going around or under does not get it done so he will soon start going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist height. On the occasion that you possess a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Croatian Sheepdog. Have patience with your Croatian Sheepdog and above all, have a good time!
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