To teach your Cursinu tricks, even easy ones, you should have some of his favorite treats, go to a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Cursinu will start to get tired. Always remember when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, but beware not to get him excessively ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Cursinu to give you his paw
To teach your Cursinu 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 treat. Now do this again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You must observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After two or three sessions most Cursinus pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Cursinu to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Cursinu will expect you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high 5” and give your Cursinu the treat. Once your Cursinu has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Cursinu to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Cursinu to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Cursinu on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Cursinu the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or under the hula hoop. If this happens begin once again. Your Cursinu desires the snack and will quickly learn that going around or underneath doesn’t get it so he will quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist height. In the event that you have a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Cursinu. Have patience with your Cursinu and most of all, have a good time!
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