To teach your German Pinscher tricks, even easy ones, you should carry some small treats, take him to a secluded suitable place and hold the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the German Pinscher will start to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him extra excited or he might possibly lose focus.
Teach your German Pinscher to give you his paw
To train your German Pinscher 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. After that do this again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You should discover that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most German Pinschers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your German Pinscher to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your German Pinscher will think you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the treat. When your German Pinscher has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be extremely easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your German Pinscher to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t want your German Pinscher to harm himself while doing the trick. Set your German Pinscher on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the German Pinscher the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your German Pinscher wants the snack and will soon learn that walking around or below does not work so he’ll soon begin going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. In case you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your German Pinscher. Have patience with your German Pinscher and most importantly, have fun!
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