Want to Teach Your Basenji Some Tricks: Try These 3

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010 in Animal Care, Basenji, Dogs, Pets | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Basenji
3 Tricks To Teach Your Basenji

To teach your Basenji tricks, even easy ones, you should provide some small treats, go to a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Basenji will begin to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just take care not to get him excessively ecstatic or he might perhaps lose concentration.

Teach your Basenji to offer you his paw

To get your Basenji to offer 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 couple of times do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Basenjis pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Basenji to offer you a high 5

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Basenji will presume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had instructed him earlier. As he reaches up you state “high five” and give your Basenji the treat. Once your Basenji has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.

Teach your Basenji to jump through a hoop

Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t want your Basenji to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Basenji on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Basenji the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or under the hula hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Basenji wants the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or under doesn’t get it so he will soon start going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist high. In the event that you own a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Basenji. Have patience with your Basenji and most of all, have a good time!

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