To teach your Vizsla tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some of his favorite treats, take him to a secluded suitable location and try to keep the instruction sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Vizsla will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just take care not to get him too fired up or he will lose focus.
Teach your Vizsla to offer you his paw
To teach your Vizsla to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. And then repeat this, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You should discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most Vizslas pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Vizsla to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Vizsla will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you state “high five” and offer your Vizsla the treat. When your Vizsla has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Vizsla to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your Vizsla to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Vizsla on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Vizsla the direction to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or below the hula hoop. If this occurs start once again. Your Vizsla desires the treat and will soon discover that going around or under does not work so he will quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In case you have a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more once he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Vizsla. Have patience with your Vizsla and above all, have a good time!
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