To teach your Armant tricks, even simple ones, you should have in hand some of his favorite snacks, teach him in an obscure suitable place and manage to keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Armant will begin to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just beware not to get him excessively thrilled or he might possibly lose focus.
Teach your Armant to give you his paw
To teach your Armant 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 snack. After that do it again, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to observe that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Armants pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Armant to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Armant will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him earlier. As he rises you state “high 5” and give your Armant the snack. Once your Armant has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely simple to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Armant 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 too high up as you do not want your Armant to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Armant on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Armant the command to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place start once again. Your Armant desires the treat and will soon find out that going around or below doesn’t get it so he’ll soon start going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. If you own a smaller sized dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Armant. Have patience with your Armant and most importantly, have a good time!
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