To teach your Burgos Pointer tricks, even easy ones, you should get some of his favorite treats, take him to a quiet suitable location and keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Burgos Pointer will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, however take care not to get him overly excited or he will lose focus.
Teach your Burgos Pointer to give you his paw
To get your Burgos Pointer to offer 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. Now do this again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You must see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Burgos Pointers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Burgos Pointer to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an easier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Burgos Pointer will think you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him previously. While he rises you state “high five” and give your Burgos Pointer the treat. As soon as your Burgos Pointer has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be very simple to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Burgos Pointer to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Burgos Pointer to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Place your Burgos Pointer on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Burgos Pointer the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to walk around or under the hula hoop. When this happens begin once again. Your Burgos Pointer desires the treat and will soon discover that going around or under does not work so he’ll quickly begin going through it. As soon as he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on 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 floor and slowly raised it to waist height. If you have a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Burgos Pointer. Have patience with your Burgos Pointer and most of all, have fun!
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