To teach your Phalene tricks, even the easy ones, you should carry some yummy treats, take him to a remote suitable place and maintain the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Phalene will start to get tired. Always remember when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just be mindful not to get him extremely ecstatic or he can lose focus.
Teach your Phalene to give you his paw
To get your Phalene to offer 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. After that do it again, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most Phalenes pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Phalene to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Phalene will think you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the previous trick. While he rises you say “high 5” and offer him the treat. When your Phalene has mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be very easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Phalene to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Phalene to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Phalene to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Phalene the command to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or under the hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Phalene wants the treat and will quickly learn that going around or beneath does not get it done so he will quickly begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In the event that you have a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Phalene. Have patience with your Phalene and above all, have a good time!
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