To teach your English Bulldog tricks, even simple ones, you should provide some small treats, be in a quiet suitable place and keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your English Bulldog will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, however beware not to get him extra fired up or he will lose focus.
Teach your English Bulldog to give you his paw
To train your English Bulldog to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now do this again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You ought to discover that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most English Bulldogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your English Bulldog to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand somewhat higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your English Bulldog will presume you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him earlier. Once he rises you say “high 5” and offer him the snack. When your English Bulldog has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your English Bulldog to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your English Bulldog to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your English Bulldog on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the English Bulldog the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or under the hula hoop. When this occurs begin again. Your English Bulldog wants the snack and will quickly discover that going around or beneath does not get it so he will soon start going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually brought it to waist height. If you possess a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your English Bulldog. Have patience with your English Bulldog and most importantly, have fun!
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