Want to Teach Your Miniature Australian Shepherd Some Tricks: Here’s Three

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Miniature Australian Shepherd
3 Tricks To Teach Your Miniature Australian Shepherd

To teach your Miniature Australian Shepherd tricks, even the simple ones, you should have in hand some small treats, go to a quiet suitable location and always keep the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Miniature Australian Shepherd will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, yet take care not to get him over ecstatic or he might lose focus.

Teach your Miniature Australian Shepherd to offer you his paw

To train your Miniature Australian Shepherd 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 snack. After that do this again, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing 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 more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Miniature Australian Shepherds pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Miniature Australian Shepherd to give you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Miniature Australian Shepherd will expect you want to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you say “high 5” and give your Miniature Australian Shepherd the snack. Once your Miniature Australian Shepherd has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be very simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than your voice.

Teach your Miniature Australian Shepherd to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Miniature Australian Shepherd to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your Miniature Australian Shepherd to 1 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 Miniature Australian Shepherd the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or under the hoop. When this occurs start once again. Your Miniature Australian Shepherd desires the treat and will soon learn that walking around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly increased it to waist height. In case you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Miniature Australian Shepherd. Have patience with your Miniature Australian Shepherd and most of all, have a good time!

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