To teach your Koolie tricks, even the easy ones, you should provide some good treats, teach him in an obscure suitable location and try to keep the training sessions to under 15 minutes or the Koolie will start to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, but take care not to get him over thrilled or he may well lose focus.
Teach your Koolie to give you his paw
To teach your Koolie 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 treat. Then do it again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You must see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Koolies pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Koolie to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Koolie will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had instructed him earlier. As he reaches up you state “high five” and give your Koolie the treat. As soon as your Koolie has mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be really easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Koolie to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Koolie to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Koolie on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Koolie the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. When this takes place begin once again. Your Koolie desires the treat and will quickly learn that going around or below does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist high. In the event that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it more once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Koolie. Have patience with your Koolie and most of all, have a good time!
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