To teach your Combai tricks, even easy ones, you should carry some of his favorite treats, take him to an obscure suitable location and keep the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Combai will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, yet take care not to get him overly ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Combai to offer you his paw
To get your Combai to give 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 snack. Now do it again, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Combais pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Combai 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. Hold a snack in between your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Combai will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had taught him earlier. Once he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the snack. Once your Combai has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be very simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Combai to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t want your Combai to injure himself while practicing the trick. Set your Combai to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Combai the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to go around or below the hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Combai wants the snack and will quickly discover that going around or underneath does not get it so he’ll soon start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist height. In the event that you own a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Combai. Have patience with your Combai and above all, have a good time!
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