To teach your Puli tricks, even the simple ones, you should provide some small snacks, go to a quiet suitable place and always keep the instruction sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Puli will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him extremely excited or he might possibly lose concentration.
Teach your Puli to give you his paw
To train your Puli to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. After that do this again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You should notice that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Pulis pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Puli to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Puli will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had taught him earlier. While he rises you say “high five” and offer your Puli the snack. Once your Puli has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Puli to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Puli to injure himself while practicing the trick. Place your Puli to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Puli the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or below the hula hoop. When this occurs begin again. Your Puli desires the snack and will soon find out that walking around or below does not work so he’ll soon start going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly increased it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you may desire to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Puli. Have patience with your Puli and most importantly, have a good time!
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