3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Leonberger Right Now

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Leonberger
3 Tricks To Teach Your Leonberger

To teach your Leonberger tricks, even easy ones, you should always have some of his favorite treats, be in a quiet suitable place and always keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or the Leonberger will start to get tired. Remember when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, just be mindful not to get him extra excited or he will lose concentration.

Teach your Leonberger to give you his paw

To get your Leonberger to offer 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. Then repeat this, and after a few times do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw upward 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 reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Leonbergers pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your Leonberger to offer you a high five

Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Leonberger will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him previously. While he rises you say “high five” and give your Leonberger the snack. As soon as your Leonberger has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be really simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than voice control.

Teach your Leonberger to leap through a hoop

Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Leonberger to injure himself while practicing the trick. Set your Leonberger on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Leonberger the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to walk around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start once again. Your Leonberger desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or under does not get it done so he will quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist height. If you have a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Leonberger. Have patience with your Leonberger and most importantly, have a good time!

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