To teach your Lancashire Heeler tricks, even the simple ones, you should get some of his favorite treats, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Lancashire Heeler will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, but take care not to get him excessively fired up or he might lose focus.
Teach your Lancashire Heeler to offer you his paw
To teach your Lancashire Heeler to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Then do it again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must observe that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Lancashire Heelers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Lancashire Heeler to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Lancashire Heeler will think you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him earlier. While he rises you say “high 5” and give him the snack. As soon as your Lancashire Heeler has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be extremely easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Lancashire Heeler to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Lancashire Heeler to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Lancashire Heeler on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Lancashire Heeler the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to walk around or under the hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Lancashire Heeler desires the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. In case you possess a smaller dog you might wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Lancashire Heeler. Have patience with your Lancashire Heeler and most of all, have fun!
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