To teach your Kaikadi tricks, even the simple ones, you need to always have some of his favorite snacks, be in a quiet suitable location and keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Kaikadi will start to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him over excited or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Kaikadi to offer you his paw
To get your Kaikadi 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 snack. And then do it again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You ought to observe that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Kaikadis pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Kaikadi to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Kaikadi will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. Once he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Kaikadi the treat. As soon as your Kaikadi has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Kaikadi to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Kaikadi to injure himself while doing the trick. Place your Kaikadi on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Kaikadi the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to walk around or beneath the hoop. When this occurs start again. Your Kaikadi wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or under does not work so he’ll quickly start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually brought it to waist high. On the occasion that you possess a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Kaikadi. Have patience with your Kaikadi and most importantly, have a good time!
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