To teach your Azawakh tricks, even the simple ones, you need to have in hand some small snacks, teach him in a secluded suitable place and try to keep the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Azawakh will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just be mindful not to get him overly fired up or he might possibly lose concentration.
Teach your Azawakh to give you his paw
To get your Azawakh to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. And then repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You ought to discover that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Azawakhs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Azawakh to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Azawakh will presume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. While he reaches up you say “high five” and offer him the treat. When your Azawakh has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Azawakh to leap through a hoop
Before you begin 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 Azawakh to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Azawakh to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Azawakh the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. If this happens start once again. Your Azawakh desires the treat and will soon learn that going around or underneath does not get it so he will soon begin going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be leaping 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 six inches from the ground and slowly raised it to waist high. In case you possess a smaller sized dog you may want to start with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Azawakh. Have patience with your Azawakh and above all, have fun!
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