Want to Teach Your Shetland Sheepdog Some Tricks: Here are Three

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Shetland Sheepdog | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Shetland Sheepdog
3 Tricks To Teach Your Shetland Sheepdog

To teach your Shetland Sheepdog tricks, even simple ones, you should get some savory snacks, be in a quiet suitable location and hold the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or the Shetland Sheepdog will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, but take care not to get him overly fired up or he will lose concentration.

Teach your Shetland Sheepdog to offer you his paw

To teach your Shetland Sheepdog to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Now do this again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You should see that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After a few sessions most Shetland Sheepdogs pick this trick up quite quickly.

Teach your Shetland Sheepdog to give you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Shetland Sheepdog will think you desire to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high five” and give him the snack. When your Shetland Sheepdog has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.

Teach your Shetland Sheepdog to jump through a hoop

Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not really want your Shetland Sheepdog to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Shetland Sheepdog to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Shetland Sheepdog the direction to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or under the hoop. When this happens begin once again. Your Shetland Sheepdog wants the snack and will soon discover that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he will quickly begin going through it. The minute he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Shetland Sheepdog. Have patience with your Shetland Sheepdog and above all, have a good time!

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