To teach your Karelian Bear Dog tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get hold of some of his favorite treats, teach him in an obscure suitable location and keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Karelian Bear Dog will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, though beware not to get him excessively thrilled or he might lose focus.
Teach your Karelian Bear Dog to give you his paw
To get your Karelian Bear Dog to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Then do this again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You should discover that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Karelian Bear Dogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Karelian Bear Dog to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Karelian Bear Dog will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer him the treat. Once your Karelian Bear Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Karelian Bear Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not want your Karelian Bear Dog to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Karelian Bear Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Karelian Bear Dog the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to walk around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place start once again. Your Karelian Bear Dog desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or under doesn’t get it done so he will quickly start going through it. Whenever he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. If you possess a smaller dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Karelian Bear Dog. Have patience with your Karelian Bear Dog and most of all, have a good time!
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