To teach your Akita Inu tricks, even easy ones, you need to have some of his favorite treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and hold the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Akita Inu will start to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, yet be cautious not to get him excessively thrilled or he will lose focus.
Teach your Akita Inu to offer you his paw
To teach your Akita Inu to offer 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. Then do this again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Akita Inus pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Akita Inu to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Akita Inu will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we taught him previously. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the snack. As soon as your Akita Inu has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Akita Inu to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Akita Inu to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Akita Inu to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Akita Inu the command to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or below the hoop. If this takes place start again. Your Akita Inu wants the snack and will soon find out that walking around or underneath does not get it so he will quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller sized dog you might desire to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Akita Inu. Have patience with your Akita Inu and above all, have fun!
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