To teach your Clumber Spaniel tricks, even easy ones, you should have some of his favorite treats, take him to a remote suitable place and keep the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Clumber Spaniel will begin to get bored. Just remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be cautious not to get him excessively excited or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Clumber Spaniel to offer you his paw
To train your Clumber Spaniel to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Next do it again, and after a few practices do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You must see that he is bringing his paw upward as you state 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 two or three sessions most Clumber Spaniels pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Clumber Spaniel to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an easier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Clumber Spaniel will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. While he rises you state “high 5” and offer him the snack. Once your Clumber Spaniel has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be really easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Clumber Spaniel to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Clumber Spaniel to hurt himself while doing the trick. Set your Clumber Spaniel on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Clumber Spaniel the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to walk around or under the hoop. If this happens start again. Your Clumber Spaniel desires the treat and will quickly discover that going around or under doesn’t get it done so he will soon start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. In the case that you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Clumber Spaniel. Have patience with your Clumber Spaniel and most importantly, have a good time!
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