To teach your Alpine Dachsbracke tricks, even the simple ones, you need to carry some savory treats, go to a secluded suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Alpine Dachsbracke will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, but beware not to get him over ecstatic or he may lose concentration.
Teach your Alpine Dachsbracke to give you his paw
To get your Alpine Dachsbracke to give 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 treat. Next do it again, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Alpine Dachsbrackes pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Alpine Dachsbracke to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Alpine Dachsbracke will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Alpine Dachsbracke the snack. As soon as your Alpine Dachsbracke has mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Alpine Dachsbracke to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Alpine Dachsbracke to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Alpine Dachsbracke on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Alpine Dachsbracke the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to go around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Alpine Dachsbracke desires the snack and will quickly learn that going around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he will quickly begin going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Alpine Dachsbracke. Have patience with your Alpine Dachsbracke and most of all, have a good time!
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