To teach your Newfoundland tricks, even simple ones, you need to get some of his favorite treats, go to a quiet suitable place and try to keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Newfoundland will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, but take care not to get him too ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your Newfoundland to offer you his paw
To get your Newfoundland to give 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 repeat this, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Newfoundlands pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Newfoundland to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Newfoundland will expect you desire to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high 5” and give him the snack. When your Newfoundland has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be very simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Newfoundland to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not want your Newfoundland to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Newfoundland on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Newfoundland the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to walk around or below the hoop. If this happens start again. Your Newfoundland wants the snack and will soon find out that going around or below does not work so he will quickly start going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started 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. If you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Newfoundland. Have patience with your Newfoundland and most importantly, have a good time!
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