To teach your Golden Retriever tricks, even easy ones, you need to carry some good treats, go to a secluded suitable location and hold the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Golden Retriever will begin to get bored. Just remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, but beware not to get him excessively excited or he can lose focus.
Teach your Golden Retriever to offer you his paw
To get your Golden Retriever to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Golden Retrievers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Golden Retriever to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Golden Retriever will presume you want to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him previously. Once he rises you say “high five” and give your Golden Retriever the snack. As soon as your Golden Retriever has mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Golden Retriever to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your Golden Retriever to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Golden Retriever to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Golden Retriever the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or below the hula hoop. If this takes place start again. Your Golden Retriever desires the snack and will soon discover that walking around or beneath does not get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you have a smaller dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Golden Retriever. Have patience with your Golden Retriever and above all, have a good time!
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