To teach your Pyrenean Shepherd tricks, even simple ones, you should have some of his favorite treats, go to a remote suitable place and always keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Pyrenean Shepherd will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him extremely thrilled or he may likely lose focus.
Teach your Pyrenean Shepherd to give you his paw
To train your Pyrenean Shepherd to give 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 treat. And then do it again, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most Pyrenean Shepherds pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Pyrenean Shepherd to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand somewhat higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Pyrenean Shepherd will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had instructed him earlier. As he rises you say “high five” and give your Pyrenean Shepherd the snack. Once your Pyrenean Shepherd has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be really easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Pyrenean Shepherd to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Pyrenean Shepherd to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Pyrenean Shepherd on one 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 give the Pyrenean Shepherd the command to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or beneath the hoop. If this happens start again. Your Pyrenean Shepherd wants the snack and will quickly discover that going around or underneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. If you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Pyrenean Shepherd. Have patience with your Pyrenean Shepherd and most of all, have fun!
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