To teach your Austrian Pinscher tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some small snacks, be in a secluded suitable place and manage to keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Austrian Pinscher will begin to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, however take care not to get him too excited or he will lose focus.
Teach your Austrian Pinscher to give you his paw
To teach your Austrian Pinscher to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. After that repeat this, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You must notice that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most Austrian Pinschers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Austrian Pinscher to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Austrian Pinscher will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we taught him previously. While he rises you say “high 5” and offer your Austrian Pinscher the snack. Once your Austrian Pinscher has mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Austrian Pinscher to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t want your Austrian Pinscher to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Austrian Pinscher on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Austrian Pinscher the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Austrian Pinscher wants the snack and will quickly learn that going around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist height. If you have a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it more as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Austrian Pinscher. Have patience with your Austrian Pinscher and above all, have fun!
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