To teach your Northern Inuit Dog tricks, even easy ones, you need to always have some of his favorite treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and hold the instruction sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Northern Inuit Dog will start to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, however be mindful not to get him extremely excited or he may well lose concentration.
Teach your Northern Inuit Dog to offer you his paw
To get your Northern Inuit Dog to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Then repeat this, and after a couple of times do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You must see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Northern Inuit Dogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Northern Inuit Dog to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Northern Inuit Dog will assume you want to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had trained him earlier. While he reaches up you say “high five” and give your Northern Inuit Dog the snack. When your Northern Inuit Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this one will probably be very easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Northern Inuit Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not really want your Northern Inuit Dog to hurt himself while performing the trick. Set your Northern Inuit Dog on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Northern Inuit Dog the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start again. Your Northern Inuit Dog wants the treat and will soon discover that going around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon 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 slowly raised it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Northern Inuit Dog. Have patience with your Northern Inuit Dog and above all, have a good time!
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