To teach your Talbot tricks, even the easy ones, you should get hold of some of his favorite treats, go to a quiet suitable location and manage to keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Talbot will start to get tired. Always remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, though beware not to get him too fired up or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Talbot to give you his paw
To train your Talbot to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Then repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You need to observe that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Talbots pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Talbot to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Talbot will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him earlier. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and give your Talbot the snack. Once your Talbot has mastered the paw trick this one will likely be really easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Talbot to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Talbot to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Talbot to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Talbot the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to walk around or below the hula hoop. When this happens begin once again. Your Talbot wants the snack and will soon find out that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Talbot. Have patience with your Talbot and above all, have fun!
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