Three Tricks You Can Teach Your Basset Artesien Normand Today

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Basset Artesien Normand
3 Tricks To Teach Your Basset Artesien Normand

To teach your Basset Artesien Normand tricks, even easy ones, you should have in hand some tasty treats, go to a remote suitable place and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Basset Artesien Normand will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, yet take care not to get him extremely thrilled or he may well lose concentration.

Teach your Basset Artesien Normand to offer you his paw

To teach your Basset Artesien Normand 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 treat. Next do it again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You should see that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying 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 Basset Artesien Normands pick this trick up rather quickly.

Teach your Basset Artesien Normand to offer you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Basset Artesien Normand will expect you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. While he rises you state “high five” and give him the snack. When your Basset Artesien Normand has mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be extremely easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.

Teach your Basset Artesien Normand 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 really want your Basset Artesien Normand to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Basset Artesien Normand on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Basset Artesien Normand the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or below the hula hoop. When this takes place start again. Your Basset Artesien Normand wants the snack and will quickly find out that going around or under doesn’t work so he will soon start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually brought it to waist high. If you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Basset Artesien Normand. Have patience with your Basset Artesien Normand and most importantly, have fun!

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