Want to Teach Your Malinois Some Tricks: Try These 3

Posted by on Jul 29, 2010 in Animal Care, Dogs, Malinois, Pets | Comments Off on Want to Teach Your Malinois Some Tricks: Try These 3

3 Tricks To Teach Your Malinois
3 Tricks To Teach Your Malinois

To teach your Malinois tricks, even the easy ones, you should have some small treats, go to a quiet suitable location and keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Malinois will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, yet be careful not to get him too ecstatic or he might lose focus.

Teach your Malinois to give you his paw

To get your Malinois to give you his paw, first 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 fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You need to discover that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Malinoiss pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your Malinois to give you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Malinois will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Malinois the treat. Once your Malinois has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very easy to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.

Teach your Malinois to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not really want your Malinois to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Malinois to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Malinois the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to walk around or under the hula hoop. If this takes place begin again. Your Malinois desires the treat and will soon learn that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching 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 height. In the event that you own a smaller sized dog you might desire to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.

I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Malinois. Have patience with your Malinois and above all, have a good time!

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