To teach your Basque Shepherd Dog tricks, even easy ones, you should carry some of his favorite treats, go to a quiet suitable location and always keep the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Basque Shepherd Dog will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him extra ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Basque Shepherd Dog to offer you his paw
To teach your Basque Shepherd Dog to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Now do it again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Basque Shepherd Dogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Basque Shepherd Dog to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Basque Shepherd Dog will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we taught him earlier. Once he rises you say “high 5” and offer him the treat. Once your Basque Shepherd Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely easy to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Basque Shepherd Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Basque Shepherd Dog to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Basque Shepherd Dog to one 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 offer the Basque Shepherd Dog the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or under the hula hoop. When this happens start once again. Your Basque Shepherd Dog desires the treat and will soon find out that walking around or beneath doesn’t work so he will quickly begin going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began 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 event that you possess a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Basque Shepherd Dog. Have patience with your Basque Shepherd Dog and most importantly, have a good time!
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