To teach your Berger Picard tricks, even easy ones, you need to get hold of some of his favorite treats, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the instruction sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Berger Picard will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, though take care not to get him over excited or he will lose focus.
Teach your Berger Picard to give you his paw
To train your Berger Picard 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 repeat this, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most Berger Picards pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Berger Picard to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Berger Picard will expect you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him earlier. As he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Berger Picard the snack. Once your Berger Picard has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be really simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Berger Picard to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t want your Berger Picard to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Berger Picard on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Berger Picard the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or underneath the hoop. When this takes place begin once again. Your Berger Picard wants the treat and will soon discover that going around or underneath doesn’t get it done so he will quickly start going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist high. If you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Berger Picard. Have patience with your Berger Picard and most importantly, have a good time!
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