To teach your Formosan Mountain Dog tricks, even the easy ones, you should always have some small snacks, take him to a quiet suitable location and always keep the teaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Formosan Mountain Dog will start to get tired. Remember when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just be cautious not to get him extra ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your Formosan Mountain Dog to offer you his paw
To teach your Formosan Mountain Dog to give 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 snack. Then repeat this, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You should notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Formosan Mountain Dogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Formosan Mountain Dog to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Formosan Mountain Dog will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the prior trick. While he rises you state “high five” and give your Formosan Mountain Dog the treat. When your Formosan Mountain Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be very easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Formosan Mountain Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not want your Formosan Mountain Dog to injure himself while practicing the trick. Place your Formosan Mountain Dog on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Formosan Mountain Dog the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might try to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Formosan Mountain Dog desires the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist height. On the occasion that you have a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Formosan Mountain Dog. Have patience with your Formosan Mountain Dog and most of all, have fun!
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