3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Greyhound Today

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Greyhound
3 Tricks To Teach Your Greyhound

To teach your Greyhound tricks, even easy ones, you need to provide some of his favorite snacks, be in an obscure suitable location and always keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Greyhound will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be mindful not to get him extra thrilled or he will lose focus.

Teach your Greyhound to give you his paw

To get your Greyhound to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. After that do it again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to see that he is raising his paw up as you say 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 once again. After a few sessions most Greyhounds pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Greyhound to give you a high 5

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Greyhound will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high 5” and give your Greyhound the snack. Once your Greyhound has mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be really simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.

Teach your Greyhound to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Greyhound to hurt himself while doing the trick. Set your Greyhound to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Greyhound the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to go around or under the hoop. In the event that this takes place start once again. Your Greyhound desires the snack and will soon learn that going around or beneath doesn’t work so he’ll soon begin going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Greyhound. Have patience with your Greyhound and most importantly, have a good time!

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