To teach your Cane Corso tricks, even simple ones, you need to have some small treats, be in an obscure suitable place and always keep the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Cane Corso will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, but take care not to get him extra thrilled or he might possibly lose focus.
Teach your Cane Corso to give you his paw
To train your Cane Corso to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Next repeat this, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must see that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Cane Corsos pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Cane Corso to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Cane Corso will expect you want to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we trained him earlier. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer him the snack. As soon as your Cane Corso has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely easy to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Cane Corso to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you do not really want your Cane Corso to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Cane Corso to one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Cane Corso the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or below the hoop. If this takes place start once again. Your Cane Corso wants the snack and will soon discover that going around or beneath doesn’t work so he will soon start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist high. In case you own a smaller sized dog you may want to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Cane Corso. Have patience with your Cane Corso and most of all, have a good time!
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