To teach your Dogue De Bordeaux tricks, even simple ones, you need to carry some tasty snacks, take him to a remote suitable location and try to keep the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Dogue De Bordeaux will start to get bored. Take note that when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, but be careful not to get him over excited or he might just lose concentration.
Teach your Dogue De Bordeaux to offer you his paw
To get your Dogue De Bordeaux to offer 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 snack. Now do it again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After just a couple of sessions most Dogue De Bordeauxs pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Dogue De Bordeaux to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Dogue De Bordeaux will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and offer your Dogue De Bordeaux the snack. When your Dogue De Bordeaux has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Dogue De Bordeaux to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Dogue De Bordeaux to injure himself while practicing the trick. Set your Dogue De Bordeaux to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Dogue De Bordeaux the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or below the hoop. When this happens start again. Your Dogue De Bordeaux desires the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or under does not work so he will soon start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. On the occasion that you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Dogue De Bordeaux. Have patience with your Dogue De Bordeaux and most of all, have a good time!
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