To teach your English Setter tricks, even easy ones, you need to get some good snacks, take him to a secluded suitable location and manage to keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your English Setter will begin to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, but take care not to get him extra excited or he might lose concentration.
Teach your English Setter to offer you his paw
To train your English Setter 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 snack. Then do this again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You must see that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After two or three sessions most English Setters pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your English Setter to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your English Setter will expect you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had trained him earlier. While he rises you say “high 5” and offer your English Setter the treat. Once your English Setter has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be extremely simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your English Setter to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t want your English Setter to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your English Setter to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the English Setter the direction to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. If this occurs start once again. Your English Setter desires the treat and will soon learn that walking around or underneath does not get it so he will soon start going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. In case you possess a smaller dog you might want to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your English Setter. Have patience with your English Setter and most of all, have a good time!
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about English Setters
Was this post helpful? If so, please take a minute to Tweet and Share below on Facebook. I would also love to know your thoughts so leave me a comment 🙂