To teach your Picardy Spaniel tricks, even the simple ones, you need to carry some small snacks, go to a secluded suitable location and maintain the training sessions to under 15 minutes or the Picardy Spaniel will start to get bored. Remember when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, however take care not to get him too excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Picardy Spaniel to offer you his paw
To teach your Picardy Spaniel to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Next do it again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to notice that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After a few sessions most Picardy Spaniels pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Picardy Spaniel to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Picardy Spaniel will assume you want to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him previously. Once he reaches up you state “high five” and give your Picardy Spaniel the treat. Once your Picardy Spaniel has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be really easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Picardy Spaniel to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one 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 Picardy Spaniel to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Picardy Spaniel to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Picardy Spaniel the command to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your Picardy Spaniel desires the snack and will soon discover that going around or under does not work so he’ll soon start going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. In the case that you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Picardy Spaniel. Have patience with your Picardy Spaniel and above all, have fun!
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