To teach your English Cocker Spaniel tricks, even the simple ones, you need to carry some savory snacks, be in a quiet suitable location and maintain the teaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your English Cocker Spaniel will begin to get bored. Just remember when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just take care not to get him overly ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your English Cocker Spaniel to offer you his paw
To get your English Cocker Spaniel to give 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 this again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You must see that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most English Cocker Spaniels pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your English Cocker Spaniel to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your English Cocker Spaniel will believe you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. While he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your English Cocker Spaniel the treat. When your English Cocker Spaniel has mastered the paw trick this one ought to be extremely easy to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your English Cocker Spaniel 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 as you do not really want your English Cocker Spaniel to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your English Cocker Spaniel to one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the English Cocker Spaniel the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your English Cocker Spaniel wants the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or underneath does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist height. In case you possess a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your English Cocker Spaniel. Have patience with your English Cocker Spaniel and most of all, have fun!
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