"GIVE YOUR PAW"
- Give the command to “SI, “, followed by” GIVE YOUR PAW and reward”; take the paw of your dog in your hand at the same time. Congratulate your dog by giving him the SR “SOUND + GOOD!. Redo the exercise until the dog understands the command and givers you his paw himself.
- After a few repetitions, you can train him to give you’re the “ OTHER PAW “. So, you combine the command “ GIVE YOUR PAW “ with “ THE OTHER PAW “, while you combine the latter with taking his other paw in your hand and shaking it. Repeat this sequence until the dog gives you one paw, then the other.
- Take his rope in your hand. Give the command “ TURN “, while keeping a lure in your leading hand. Let the dog take the rope in his mouth.
- Make a rotation of your arm, keeping as close to the dog as possible, and position him to turn. When the dog has made a complete turn, congratulate him with the SR “SOUND + GOOD!”, and reward him.
- secondly, take the rope, but do not put it in the dog’s mouth. Give the command “TURN”, and move the rope. If the dog makes a complete turn, congratulate him with the SR “ SOUND + GOOD!” and give him a treat.
“BEG” As for all the other tricks, position is everything. The dog must learn how to place his hind legs to be able to maintain balance on the
- Give the command “UP! “ by placing the dog in the correct position, that is, keeping the dog’s back straight. Hold the back with one hand, and the legs with the other. If the dog cannot place himself alone, assist him. When he finds his balance, congratulate him with the SR “SOUND + GOOD!”, and reward him when he assumes the correct position. If you need more support, place the dog with his back to a wall to position him; this will provide him with a senses of security. You can also use your own legs instead of a wall, to help the dog find his balance.
- gradually reduce the support, until your dog can maintain his balance alone for a few seconds.
- when the dog has attained a certain balance, use a (we recommend the Gentle Leader. Say “UP!, and simultaneously raise your dog to help him position himself. (If your notice that the dog is unable to stay up alone, go back to step 2. if the dog tries to find support with his front legs, he will lose his balance. Release the dog with the cue “OK.” congratulate the dog that manages to keep his balance for a few seconds with the SR “SOUND + GOOD!” Gradually lengthen the period of time he must remain in balance.
- when the dog succeeds well with a , try it without a . Take a treat in your hand to incite him to position himself, and make him linger to have the reward. Once your have done this successfully, try it without a treat.