To teach your Finnish Hound tricks, even easy ones, you should always have some small snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Finnish Hound will begin to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, just be cautious not to get him too fired up or he could lose concentration.
Teach your Finnish Hound to give you his paw
To get your Finnish Hound 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 treat. Now repeat this, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You ought to observe that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After two or three sessions most Finnish Hounds pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Finnish Hound to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Finnish Hound will expect you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we trained him in the previous trick. Once he reaches up you say “high five” and offer him the treat. As soon as your Finnish Hound has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Finnish 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 hold the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Finnish Hound to injure himself while doing the trick. Set your Finnish Hound on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Finnish Hound the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to go around or beneath the hula hoop. When this occurs begin once again. Your Finnish Hound wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he will quickly start going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Finnish Hound. Have patience with your Finnish Hound and most of all, have fun!
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