To teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne tricks, even the easy ones, you should provide some yummy treats, teach him in a secluded suitable location and maintain the teaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Basset Bleu De Gascogne will begin to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, however take care not to get him extremely fired up or he might lose focus.
Teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne to offer you his paw
To train your Basset Bleu De Gascogne to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Then do this again, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You must notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Basset Bleu De Gascognes pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Basset Bleu De Gascogne will think you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the treat. As soon as your Basset Bleu De Gascogne has mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Basset Bleu De Gascogne to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Set your Basset Bleu De Gascogne on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Basset Bleu De Gascogne the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or under the hoop. In the event that this happens start again. Your Basset Bleu De Gascogne wants the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Basset Bleu De Gascogne. Have patience with your Basset Bleu De Gascogne and above all, have a good time!
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