To teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog tricks, even the simple ones, you should have some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a remote suitable location and hold the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Danish Swedish Farmdog will begin to get tired. Remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just be mindful not to get him extra ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog to offer you his paw
To teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next repeat this, and after a few practices do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should observe that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Danish Swedish Farmdogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Danish Swedish Farmdog will believe you want to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we trained him earlier. While he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your Danish Swedish Farmdog the treat. Once your Danish Swedish Farmdog has mastered the paw trick this one should be really simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Danish Swedish Farmdog to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Danish Swedish Farmdog to one 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 Danish Swedish Farmdog the command to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Danish Swedish Farmdog desires the snack and will soon learn that going around or below doesn’t work so he will quickly begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. In case you possess a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Danish Swedish Farmdog. Have patience with your Danish Swedish Farmdog and most importantly, have fun!
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