To teach your Beagle-Harrier tricks, even simple ones, you need to get some small treats, go to a quiet suitable location and hold the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Beagle-Harrier will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him overly thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Beagle-Harrier to give you his paw
To train your Beagle-Harrier 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 snack. Then do it again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Beagle-Harriers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Beagle-Harrier to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Beagle-Harrier will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the previous trick. As he rises you say “high five” and offer him the treat. When your Beagle-Harrier has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Beagle-Harrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Beagle-Harrier to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Place your Beagle-Harrier 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 give the Beagle-Harrier the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or under the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin again. Your Beagle-Harrier desires the snack and will quickly find out that going around or underneath doesn’t work so he’ll soon begin going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Beagle-Harrier. Have patience with your Beagle-Harrier and most of all, have fun!
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