To teach your Alpine Spaniel tricks, even the simple ones, you should always have some small treats, teach him in an obscure suitable location and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Alpine Spaniel will start to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, however take care not to get him overly excited or he will lose focus.
Teach your Alpine Spaniel to give you his paw
To teach your Alpine Spaniel to offer 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 snack. Next do it again, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Alpine Spaniels pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Alpine Spaniel to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Alpine Spaniel will believe you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. While he rises you say “high five” and give your Alpine Spaniel the snack. Once your Alpine Spaniel has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be very easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Alpine Spaniel to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high as you do not really want your Alpine Spaniel to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Alpine Spaniel on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Alpine Spaniel the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. If this takes place begin again. Your Alpine Spaniel wants the snack and will quickly learn that going around or beneath does not work so he will quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. If you possess a smaller sized dog you may desire to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Alpine Spaniel. Have patience with your Alpine Spaniel and most importantly, have fun!
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