To teach your Bolognese tricks, even the easy ones, you need to carry some small snacks, teach him in a secluded suitable location and maintain the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Bolognese will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him excessively ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Bolognese to give you his paw
To teach your Bolognese 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 treat. And then do this again, and after a couple of times do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You must notice that he is raising 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 of more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Bologneses pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Bolognese to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Bolognese will think you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him previously. While he rises you say “high five” and give your Bolognese the treat. Once your Bolognese has actually mastered the paw trick this one will likely be really simple to master and with just a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Bolognese to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Bolognese to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Bolognese to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Bolognese the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or under the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Bolognese wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or below does not get it done so he will soon start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly 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 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. In the event that you possess a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Bolognese. Have patience with your Bolognese and most importantly, have fun!
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