To teach your Seppala Siberian Sleddog tricks, even the simple ones, you should carry some savory snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and always keep the teaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Seppala Siberian Sleddog will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just be cautious not to get him over fired up or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Seppala Siberian Sleddog to give you his paw
To train your Seppala Siberian Sleddog to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. And then do it again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You should see that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Seppala Siberian Sleddogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Seppala Siberian Sleddog to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Seppala Siberian Sleddog will believe you want to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him earlier. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the snack. Once your Seppala Siberian Sleddog has actually mastered the paw trick this one will probably be extremely simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Seppala Siberian Sleddog to leap 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 want your Seppala Siberian Sleddog to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your Seppala Siberian Sleddog on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Seppala Siberian Sleddog the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or under the hoop. If this takes place start once again. Your Seppala Siberian Sleddog desires the treat and will soon discover that walking around or beneath does not get it so he’ll soon start going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began doing 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 height. In case you possess a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it once he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Seppala Siberian Sleddog. Have patience with your Seppala Siberian Sleddog and above all, have fun!
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