To teach your Russo-European Laika tricks, even simple ones, you should have some good treats, be in a quiet suitable place and keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or the Russo-European Laika will begin to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward treat, but beware not to get him extra ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your Russo-European Laika to give you his paw
To teach your Russo-European Laika to give 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 snack. Now 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 must discover that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After a few sessions most Russo-European Laikas pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Russo-European Laika to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Russo-European Laika will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high five” and give him the snack. As soon as your Russo-European Laika has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be very simple to master and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Russo-European Laika to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Russo-European Laika to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Russo-European Laika to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Russo-European Laika the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to go around or below the hoop. If this takes place begin once again. Your Russo-European Laika wants the treat and will soon discover that going around or below does not get it done so he will quickly begin going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on 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 floor and slowly raised it to waist height. On the occasion that you have a smaller dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Russo-European Laika. Have patience with your Russo-European Laika and above all, have fun!
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