To teach your German Spaniel tricks, even simple ones, you should always have some delicious snacks, take him to an obscure suitable place and hold the training sessions to under 15 minutes or the German Spaniel will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, though take care not to get him extra thrilled or he may lose focus.
Teach your German Spaniel to offer you his paw
To get your German Spaniel to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next repeat this, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most German Spaniels pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your German Spaniel to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your German Spaniel will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. As he rises you say “high five” and offer him the snack. Once your German Spaniel has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your German 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 suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your German Spaniel to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your German Spaniel to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the German Spaniel the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or under the hula hoop. If this occurs begin once again. Your German Spaniel desires the snack and will soon learn that walking around or under does not get it done so he will soon start going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist height. In case you own a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your German Spaniel. Have patience with your German Spaniel and most importantly, have fun!
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