To teach your Pumi tricks, even the easy ones, you should always have some of his favorite snacks, take him to a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Pumi will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, however beware not to get him overly excited or he can lose concentration.
Teach your Pumi to give you his paw
To get your Pumi 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. After that repeat this, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to notice that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Pumis pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Pumi to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Pumi will believe you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. While he rises you state “high 5” and give him the treat. As soon as your Pumi has mastered the paw trick this one should be very simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Pumi to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Pumi to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your Pumi on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Pumi the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to walk around or under the hula hoop. If this happens start once again. Your Pumi wants the snack and will soon discover that walking around or below does not get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist high. In the case that you have a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Pumi. Have patience with your Pumi and most importantly, have a good time!
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