To teach your Poodle tricks, even the easy ones, you should have some small treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and maintain the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Poodle will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just be mindful not to get him excessively fired up or he will lose focus.
Teach your Poodle to give you his paw
To get your Poodle 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 snack. Now do it again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You need to observe 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 few more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Poodles pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Poodle to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation 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 higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Poodle will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the previous trick. As he rises you state “high 5” and offer him the treat. When your Poodle has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Poodle to jump 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 up as you do not want your Poodle to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Poodle to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Poodle the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or below the hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your Poodle wants the snack and will soon learn that walking around or below does not get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually lifted it to waist height. On the occasion that you possess a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Poodle. Have patience with your Poodle and most importantly, have a good time!
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