To teach your Boykin Spaniel tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get some small snacks, take him to a remote suitable place and maintain the instruction sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Boykin Spaniel will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward snack, just be mindful not to get him extra thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Boykin Spaniel to give you his paw
To train your Boykin Spaniel 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 treat. And then do this again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You must see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Boykin Spaniels pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Boykin Spaniel to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Boykin Spaniel will think you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give your Boykin Spaniel the snack. When your Boykin Spaniel has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be really easy to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Boykin Spaniel to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Boykin Spaniel to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Boykin Spaniel on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Boykin Spaniel the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin again. Your Boykin Spaniel wants the snack and will soon find out that going around or below does not work so he will soon begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist high. In case you own a smaller dog you might desire to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Boykin Spaniel. Have patience with your Boykin Spaniel and above all, have a good time!
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