To teach your Saint-Usuge Spaniel tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some tasty treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and hold the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Saint-Usuge Spaniel will begin to get bored. Just remember when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be cautious not to get him extra excited or he may well lose focus.
Teach your Saint-Usuge Spaniel to give you his paw
To get your Saint-Usuge Spaniel 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. Next do this again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You need to see that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Saint-Usuge Spaniels pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Saint-Usuge Spaniel 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 the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel will think you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had trained him previously. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the snack. As soon as your Saint-Usuge Spaniel has mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Saint-Usuge Spaniel to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Saint-Usuge Spaniel to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Saint-Usuge Spaniel to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Saint-Usuge Spaniel the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Saint-Usuge Spaniel desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or beneath doesn’t work so he will quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Saint-Usuge Spaniel. Have patience with your Saint-Usuge Spaniel and most of all, have fun!
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