To teach your American Eskimo Dog tricks, even simple ones, you should get hold of some small snacks, take him to a secluded suitable location and keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or the American Eskimo Dog will begin to get tired. Remember when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, though be mindful not to get him over thrilled or he might lose focus.
Teach your American Eskimo Dog to give you his paw
To teach your American Eskimo 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 offer him a treat. Next do it again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You should discover 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 of more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most American Eskimo Dogs pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your American Eskimo Dog to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your American Eskimo Dog will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. As he rises you say “high 5” and offer your American Eskimo Dog the treat. As soon as your American Eskimo Dog has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be really easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your American Eskimo Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t want your American Eskimo Dog to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Place your American Eskimo Dog on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the American Eskimo Dog the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin again. Your American Eskimo Dog wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or below does not work so he’ll quickly start going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly increased it to waist high. In the event that you own a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your American Eskimo Dog. Have patience with your American Eskimo Dog and most of all, have fun!
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