To teach your Karakachan Dog tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some savory treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Karakachan Dog will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, yet be careful not to get him excessively ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your Karakachan Dog to offer you his paw
To teach your Karakachan Dog to offer 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 treat. Next do this again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You need to observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Karakachan Dogs pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Karakachan Dog to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Karakachan Dog will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the previous trick. Once he rises you say “high five” and give your Karakachan Dog the treat. When your Karakachan Dog has mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be very simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Karakachan Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not really want your Karakachan Dog to injure himself while doing the trick. Place your Karakachan Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Karakachan Dog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or under the hoop. If this occurs start once again. Your Karakachan Dog desires the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or under doesn’t work so he will quickly start going through it. The minute he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you may desire to start with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Karakachan Dog. Have patience with your Karakachan Dog and most importantly, have a good time!
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