To teach your Sarplaninac tricks, even the easy ones, you need to always have some small snacks, be in a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Sarplaninac will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him too fired up or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Sarplaninac to give you his paw
To get your Sarplaninac to give 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. Then do this again, and after a few practices do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You should see that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Sarplaninacs pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Sarplaninac to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an easier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Sarplaninac will expect you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the snack. Once your Sarplaninac has actually mastered the paw trick this one will likely be extremely easy to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Sarplaninac to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Sarplaninac to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your Sarplaninac to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Sarplaninac the direction to stop sitting. At first he might try to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin again. Your Sarplaninac wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. If you possess a smaller dog you may desire to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Sarplaninac. Have patience with your Sarplaninac and above all, have fun!
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