To teach your Bergamasco Shepherd tricks, even the easy ones, you should have some delicious snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and maintain the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Bergamasco Shepherd will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him overly thrilled or he might lose focus.
Teach your Bergamasco Shepherd to give you his paw
To teach your Bergamasco Shepherd to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. After that do it again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You must observe that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After two or three sessions most Bergamasco Shepherds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Bergamasco Shepherd to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Bergamasco Shepherd will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we trained him earlier. Once he rises you state “high 5” and give him the snack. As soon as your Bergamasco Shepherd 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 accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Bergamasco Shepherd to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Bergamasco Shepherd to hurt himself while doing the trick. Set your Bergamasco Shepherd to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Bergamasco Shepherd the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or under the hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Bergamasco Shepherd wants the snack and will quickly discover that going around or beneath does not get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping 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 six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Bergamasco Shepherd. Have patience with your Bergamasco Shepherd and most importantly, have a good time!
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