To teach your Lapponian Herder tricks, even easy ones, you need to have in hand some of his favorite treats, be in a quiet suitable place and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Lapponian Herder will start to get bored. Remember when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward snack, though beware not to get him extra ecstatic or he may possibly lose concentration.
Teach your Lapponian Herder to give you his paw
To train your Lapponian Herder to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now do this again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Lapponian Herders pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Lapponian Herder to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression 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 bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Lapponian Herder will think you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and give your Lapponian Herder the treat. Once your Lapponian Herder has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Lapponian Herder to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Lapponian Herder to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Lapponian Herder on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Lapponian Herder the direction to stop sitting. At first he might try to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs begin once again. Your Lapponian Herder desires the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or below doesn’t get it so he’ll quickly start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Lapponian Herder. Have patience with your Lapponian Herder and most importantly, have a good time!
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