To teach your Estrela Mountain Dog tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some small snacks, take him to a quiet suitable place and maintain the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Estrela Mountain Dog will start to get tired. Remember when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just beware not to get him excessively thrilled or he may possibly lose concentration.
Teach your Estrela Mountain Dog to offer you his paw
To train your Estrela Mountain Dog to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. After that do it again, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You should see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Estrela Mountain Dogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Estrela Mountain Dog to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Estrela Mountain Dog will expect you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer him the treat. When your Estrela Mountain Dog has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Estrela Mountain Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you start 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 Estrela Mountain Dog to injure himself while practicing the trick. Place your Estrela Mountain Dog to one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Estrela Mountain Dog the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to walk around or under the hula hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Estrela Mountain Dog wants the treat and will quickly find out that walking around or underneath doesn’t work so he will soon begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly increased it to waist high. In case you possess a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Estrela Mountain Dog. Have patience with your Estrela Mountain Dog and most of all, have a good time!
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