To teach your Bullenbeisser tricks, even the simple ones, you need to have in hand some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the training sessions to under 15 minutes or the Bullenbeisser will begin to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him overly excited or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Bullenbeisser to offer you his paw
To get your Bullenbeisser to offer 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 snack. Now repeat this, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to see that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Bullenbeissers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Bullenbeisser to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Bullenbeisser will think you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. While he reaches up you say “high five” and give your Bullenbeisser the snack. When your Bullenbeisser has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be really easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Bullenbeisser to jump 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 Bullenbeisser to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Bullenbeisser on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Bullenbeisser the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. When this happens begin once again. Your Bullenbeisser wants the snack and will soon learn that walking around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist height. In the case that you possess a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Bullenbeisser. Have patience with your Bullenbeisser and most importantly, have fun!
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