To teach your Chinook tricks, even easy ones, you need to always have some small treats, take him to a secluded suitable place and maintain the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Chinook will begin to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, though be mindful not to get him over ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Chinook to give you his paw
To teach your Chinook to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. After that 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 should see that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Chinooks pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Chinook to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Chinook will presume you want to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had trained him earlier. While he rises you state “high five” and give your Chinook the treat. As soon as your Chinook has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be extremely simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Chinook to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Chinook to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Chinook to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Chinook the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your Chinook wants the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or underneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist height. On the occasion that you possess a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Chinook. Have patience with your Chinook and most importantly, have fun!
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