To teach your Small Greek Domestic Dog tricks, even simple ones, you need to provide some good treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Small Greek Domestic Dog will begin to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, yet beware not to get him overly fired up or he will lose focus.
Teach your Small Greek Domestic Dog to offer you his paw
To train your Small Greek Domestic 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 offer him a treat. After that do this again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Small Greek Domestic Dogs pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Small Greek Domestic Dog to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Small Greek Domestic Dog will believe you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him previously. While he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the snack. As soon as your Small Greek Domestic Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Small Greek Domestic Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not want your Small Greek Domestic Dog to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Small Greek Domestic Dog to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Small Greek Domestic Dog the command to stop sitting. At first he might try to walk around or beneath the hoop. If this takes place start again. Your Small Greek Domestic Dog wants the snack and will quickly find out that going around or under does not get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly raised it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Small Greek Domestic Dog. Have patience with your Small Greek Domestic Dog and above all, have fun!
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