To teach your Welsh Sheepdog tricks, even the easy ones, you need to have in hand some of his favorite treats, go to a remote suitable location and manage to keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Welsh Sheepdog will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, yet take care not to get him too excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Welsh Sheepdog to give you his paw
To get your Welsh Sheepdog to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. And then do this again, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Welsh Sheepdogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Welsh Sheepdog to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Welsh Sheepdog will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. Once he reaches up you say “high 5” and give your Welsh Sheepdog the treat. When your Welsh Sheepdog has actually mastered the paw trick this one will probably be very simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Welsh Sheepdog to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Welsh Sheepdog to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Welsh Sheepdog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Welsh Sheepdog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to go around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Welsh Sheepdog desires the treat and will soon discover that walking around or below does not work so he will soon begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off 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 height. If you possess a smaller sized dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Welsh Sheepdog. Have patience with your Welsh Sheepdog and most importantly, have a good time!
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