3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Portuguese Water Dog Right Now

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Portuguese Water Dog
3 Tricks To Teach Your Portuguese Water Dog

To teach your Portuguese Water Dog tricks, even the simple ones, you should get hold of some of his favorite treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and always keep the coaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Portuguese Water Dog will start to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him too thrilled or he might lose focus.

Teach your Portuguese Water Dog to give you his paw

To get your Portuguese Water Dog 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 treat. Then do it again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should notice that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Portuguese Water Dogs pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Portuguese Water Dog to give you a high 5

Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Portuguese Water Dog will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high five” and offer your Portuguese Water Dog the treat. As soon as your Portuguese Water Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this one will probably be really simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than voice control.

Teach your Portuguese Water Dog to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you do not really want your Portuguese Water Dog to injure himself while practicing the trick. Set your Portuguese Water Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Portuguese Water Dog the direction to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or underneath the hoop. If this occurs begin again. Your Portuguese Water Dog desires the treat and will soon learn that walking around or under doesn’t work so he will quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had 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 own a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.

I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Portuguese Water Dog. Have patience with your Portuguese Water Dog and above all, have fun!

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