To teach your Dutch Shepherd Dog tricks, even the simple ones, you need to always have some delicious snacks, go to a remote suitable place and always keep the instruction sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Dutch Shepherd Dog will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be mindful not to get him over ecstatic or he may lose concentration.
Teach your Dutch Shepherd Dog to give you his paw
To teach your Dutch Shepherd Dog 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 snack. Now do this again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should see that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a few sessions most Dutch Shepherd Dogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Dutch Shepherd Dog to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Dutch Shepherd Dog will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. Once he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Dutch Shepherd Dog the snack. When your Dutch Shepherd Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Dutch Shepherd Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Dutch Shepherd Dog to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your Dutch Shepherd Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Dutch Shepherd Dog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to walk around or under the hula hoop. When this takes place begin once again. Your Dutch Shepherd Dog wants the snack and will soon discover that walking around or beneath doesn’t work so he will quickly start going through it. Whenever he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you might want to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Dutch Shepherd Dog. Have patience with your Dutch Shepherd Dog and above all, have fun!
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