To teach your Bloodhound tricks, even simple ones, you need to provide some small snacks, be in an obscure suitable place and try to keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or the Bloodhound will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, though be careful not to get him excessively ecstatic or he could lose focus.
Teach your Bloodhound to give you his paw
To train your Bloodhound to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Then do it again, and after a few practices do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You ought to observe that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most Bloodhounds pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Bloodhound to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Bloodhound will presume you want to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. While he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Bloodhound the snack. Once your Bloodhound has actually mastered the paw trick this one will probably be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Bloodhound to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Bloodhound to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Bloodhound on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Bloodhound the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your Bloodhound desires the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or underneath doesn’t work so he will quickly start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Bloodhound. Have patience with your Bloodhound and most of all, have fun!
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