To teach your Deutsche Bracke tricks, even the simple ones, you need to carry some yummy snacks, take him to a quiet suitable place and hold the teaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Deutsche Bracke will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, though take care not to get him over ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your Deutsche Bracke to offer you his paw
To get your Deutsche Bracke to give 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 couple of times don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most Deutsche Brackes pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Deutsche Bracke to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an easier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Deutsche Bracke will assume you want to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had trained him previously. While he reaches up you state “high five” and give your Deutsche Bracke the snack. When your Deutsche Bracke has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be extremely simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Deutsche Bracke to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Deutsche Bracke to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Deutsche Bracke on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Deutsche Bracke the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might try to walk around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this happens start again. Your Deutsche Bracke desires the treat and will quickly find out that walking around or below does not get it so he will quickly begin going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually brought it to waist height. If you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Deutsche Bracke. Have patience with your Deutsche Bracke and most importantly, have fun!
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