Three Tricks You Can Teach Your Cumberland Sheepdog Today

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Cumberland Sheepdog
3 Tricks To Teach Your Cumberland Sheepdog

To teach your Cumberland Sheepdog tricks, even simple ones, you need to get some tasty snacks, take him to a quiet suitable location and try to keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Cumberland Sheepdog will start to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward treat, but beware not to get him extremely excited or he will lose focus.

Teach your Cumberland Sheepdog to give you his paw

To get your Cumberland Sheepdog 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 treat. Then do this again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You must notice that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After a few sessions most Cumberland Sheepdogs pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Cumberland Sheepdog to give you a high five

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Cumberland Sheepdog will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we taught him previously. While he rises you say “high five” and give your Cumberland Sheepdog the treat. As soon as your Cumberland Sheepdog has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.

Teach your Cumberland Sheepdog to leap through a hoop

Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Cumberland Sheepdog to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Cumberland Sheepdog on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Cumberland Sheepdog the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or underneath the hoop. If this occurs begin again. Your Cumberland Sheepdog wants the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or underneath does not get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you possess a smaller dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it more as he gets used to the trick.

I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Cumberland Sheepdog. Have patience with your Cumberland Sheepdog and above all, have a good time!

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