To teach your Boerboel tricks, even simple ones, you need to get hold of some small snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Boerboel will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, however be careful not to get him excessively ecstatic or he will lose focus.
Teach your Boerboel to give you his paw
To train your Boerboel to offer 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 snack. Now do this again, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should observe that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Boerboels pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Boerboel to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Boerboel will presume you want to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we instructed him previously. Once he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the treat. As soon as your Boerboel has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be very simple to master and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Boerboel to leap 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 up as you do not really want your Boerboel to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Boerboel on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Boerboel the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or below the hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Boerboel wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or below doesn’t get it so he’ll soon start going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will 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 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you possess a smaller sized dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Boerboel. Have patience with your Boerboel and above all, have a good time!
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