To teach your Mudi tricks, even simple ones, you need to carry some of his favorite treats, teach him in a quiet suitable location and try to keep the coaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Mudi will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just take care not to get him too thrilled or he might possibly lose focus.
Teach your Mudi to offer you his paw
To train your Mudi to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. And then repeat this, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You need to discover that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Mudis pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Mudi to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Mudi will expect you want to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had trained him previously. Once he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the treat. Once your Mudi has mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be really simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Mudi to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Mudi to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Mudi on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Mudi the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to walk around or underneath the hoop. When this takes place start again. Your Mudi desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or underneath does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon 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 raised it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Mudi. Have patience with your Mudi and most importantly, have fun!
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