To teach your Briard tricks, even the easy ones, you should get hold of some small snacks, be in a quiet suitable place and always keep the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Briard will begin to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just be careful not to get him over excited or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Briard to offer you his paw
To teach your Briard to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. After that repeat this, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to 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 couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After a few sessions most Briards pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Briard to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Briard will expect you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had trained him earlier. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the snack. Once your Briard has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be very simple to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Briard to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Briard to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Briard to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Briard the command to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to walk around or beneath the hoop. If this takes place start again. Your Briard wants the snack and will soon discover that going around or under doesn’t work so he’ll soon begin going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly raised it to waist height. On the occasion that you possess a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Briard. Have patience with your Briard and most importantly, have fun!
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