To teach your Bouvier Des Flandres tricks, even easy ones, you need to have some small treats, be in an obscure suitable place and hold the training sessions to under 15 minutes or your Bouvier Des Flandres will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him extremely excited or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Bouvier Des Flandres to give you his paw
To get your Bouvier Des Flandres 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. Next repeat this, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You should discover that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Bouvier Des Flandress pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Bouvier Des Flandres to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Bouvier Des Flandres will expect you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we instructed him previously. While he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Bouvier Des Flandres the treat. As soon as your Bouvier Des Flandres has actually mastered the paw trick this one will probably be really easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Bouvier Des Flandres to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Bouvier Des Flandres to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Bouvier Des Flandres on 1 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 offer the Bouvier Des Flandres the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or beneath the hula hoop. If this takes place start once again. Your Bouvier Des Flandres desires the snack and will soon learn that going around or below does not get it done so he will soon begin going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you may want to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Bouvier Des Flandres. Have patience with your Bouvier Des Flandres and most of all, have fun!
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