To teach your German Shepherd Dog tricks, even easy ones, you should get hold of some tasty treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and try to keep the training sessions to under 15 minutes or the German Shepherd Dog will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just be careful not to get him extra fired up or he will lose concentration.
Teach your German Shepherd Dog to give you his paw
To teach your German Shepherd Dog to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After just a couple of sessions most German Shepherd Dogs pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your German Shepherd Dog to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your German Shepherd Dog will believe you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer him the snack. Once your German Shepherd Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be really simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your German Shepherd Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your German Shepherd Dog to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Set your German Shepherd Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the German Shepherd Dog the command to stop sitting. At first he might try to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your German Shepherd Dog desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or under does not work so he will quickly start going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist height. In the event that you possess a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your German Shepherd Dog. Have patience with your German Shepherd Dog and above all, have a good time!
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