To teach your Old Time Farm Shepherd tricks, even simple ones, you need to have some of his favorite treats, take him to a remote suitable place and hold the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Old Time Farm Shepherd will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, though take care not to get him excessively thrilled or he may likely lose concentration.
Teach your Old Time Farm Shepherd to offer you his paw
To train your Old Time Farm Shepherd to offer 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 snack. And then repeat this, and after a few practices do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most Old Time Farm Shepherds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Old Time Farm Shepherd to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Old Time Farm Shepherd will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the snack. When your Old Time Farm Shepherd has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely easy to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Old Time Farm Shepherd to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Old Time Farm Shepherd to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Old Time Farm Shepherd on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Old Time Farm Shepherd the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Old Time Farm Shepherd desires the treat and will quickly find out that walking around or beneath does not get it so he’ll soon start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. In the event that you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it more once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Old Time Farm Shepherd. Have patience with your Old Time Farm Shepherd and above all, have a good time!
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