To teach your Cretan Hound tricks, even the easy ones, you should always have some good snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Cretan Hound will start to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, yet be cautious not to get him over excited or he might just lose concentration.
Teach your Cretan Hound to give you his paw
To teach your Cretan Hound to offer 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. Now do this again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then 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 go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Cretan Hounds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Cretan Hound to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an easier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand somewhat higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Cretan Hound will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you say “high 5” and give your Cretan Hound the snack. When your Cretan Hound has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Cretan Hound to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Cretan Hound to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Cretan Hound to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Cretan Hound the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin again. Your Cretan Hound wants the snack and will soon learn that going around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. If you own a smaller dog you may desire to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it more once he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Cretan Hound. Have patience with your Cretan Hound and above all, have a good time!
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