To teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes tricks, even easy ones, you should get hold of some yummy treats, take him to a secluded suitable place and always keep the teaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Bouvier Des Ardennes will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, though be cautious not to get him overly thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes to offer you his paw
To teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Next do this again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You must observe that he is bringing his paw up 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 reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Bouvier Des Ardenness pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Bouvier Des Ardennes will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. While he rises you say “high 5” and give your Bouvier Des Ardennes the treat. When your Bouvier Des Ardennes has mastered the paw trick this one ought to be extremely easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Bouvier Des Ardennes to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Bouvier Des Ardennes to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Bouvier Des Ardennes the direction to stop sitting. At first he might try to walk around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Bouvier Des Ardennes wants the treat and will soon learn that going around or under does not get it so he’ll soon start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Bouvier Des Ardennes. Have patience with your Bouvier Des Ardennes and most importantly, have fun!
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