To teach your White Shepherd tricks, even the easy ones, you need to carry some delicious treats, teach him in a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the White Shepherd will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, though beware not to get him excessively thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your White Shepherd to give you his paw
To get your White Shepherd to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Next repeat this, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most White Shepherds pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your White Shepherd to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your White Shepherd will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him previously. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your White Shepherd the snack. Once your White Shepherd has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be very easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your White Shepherd to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your White Shepherd to harm himself while doing the trick. Set your White Shepherd to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the White Shepherd the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or under the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your White Shepherd wants the treat and will quickly discover that going around or underneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist height. In case you possess a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your White Shepherd. Have patience with your White Shepherd and most of all, have fun!
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