To teach your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog tricks, even the easy ones, you need to have some good treats, teach him in an obscure suitable place and hold the instruction sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, however take care not to get him over fired up or he might just lose focus.
Teach your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog to give you his paw
To teach your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You ought to see that he is raising his paw upward as you say 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 once again. After a few sessions most Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog to give 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 treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog will think you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and offer your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog the treat. Once your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be really easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or under the hoop. When this takes place begin once again. Your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog desires the treat and will quickly discover that going around or below does not work so he will quickly begin going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. If you own a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. Have patience with your Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and most importantly, have a good time!
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