To teach your Karst Shepherd tricks, even easy ones, you should get some of his favorite treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Karst Shepherd will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him excessively ecstatic or he will lose focus.
Teach your Karst Shepherd to give you his paw
To teach your Karst Shepherd to give 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. Then repeat this, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to notice that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Karst Shepherds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Karst Shepherd to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Karst Shepherd will believe you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we taught him earlier. As he rises you say “high 5” and give your Karst Shepherd the treat. Once your Karst Shepherd has mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Karst Shepherd to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t want your Karst Shepherd to hurt himself while performing the trick. Set your Karst Shepherd on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Karst Shepherd the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Karst Shepherd desires the snack and will soon learn that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist height. If you own a smaller dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Karst Shepherd. Have patience with your Karst Shepherd and above all, have a good time!
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