To teach your Pointer tricks, even the simple ones, you should always have some of his favorite snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Pointer will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, just be cautious not to get him too excited or he will lose focus.
Teach your Pointer to offer you his paw
To teach your Pointer to offer 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 snack. Next repeat this, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After a few sessions most Pointers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Pointer to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Pointer will believe you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. As he rises you say “high five” and offer him the snack. When your Pointer has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely simple to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Pointer to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Pointer to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Pointer to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Pointer the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or beneath the hoop. If this happens begin once again. Your Pointer wants the treat and will quickly discover that going around or under doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist height. In the case that you possess a smaller dog you may desire to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Pointer. Have patience with your Pointer and most of all, have a good time!
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