To teach your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get hold of some small snacks, go to an obscure suitable location and manage to keep the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just be mindful not to get him too fired up or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to give you his paw
To teach your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to notice that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an easier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and offer your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound the snack. Once your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound has mastered the paw trick this one should be very easy to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to hurt himself while performing the trick. Set your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to walk around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound wants the snack and will soon find out that going around or under doesn’t work so he’ll soon start going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. In case you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it more once he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound. Have patience with your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound and most importantly, have a good time!
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