To teach your Polish Lowland Sheepdog tricks, even easy ones, you need to get hold of some yummy snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Polish Lowland Sheepdog will start to get bored. Remember when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, just take care not to get him too thrilled or he will lose focus.
Teach your Polish Lowland Sheepdog to give you his paw
To train your Polish Lowland 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 treat. Now do it again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You need to discover that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Polish Lowland Sheepdogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Polish Lowland Sheepdog to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. As he rises you state “high 5” and offer him the treat. When your Polish Lowland Sheepdog has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really easy to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Polish Lowland Sheepdog to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not want your Polish Lowland Sheepdog to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Polish Lowland Sheepdog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Polish Lowland Sheepdog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog desires the treat and will soon find out that going around or below does not get it done so he will quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Have patience with your Polish Lowland Sheepdog and above all, have a good time!
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