To teach your Dachshund tricks, even the simple ones, you should get hold of some good snacks, be in a secluded suitable place and try to keep the training sessions to under 15 minutes or your Dachshund will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be cautious not to get him excessively ecstatic or he will lose focus.
Teach your Dachshund to offer you his paw
To train your Dachshund 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 snack. Then repeat this, and after a few practices do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After a few sessions most Dachshunds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Dachshund to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand somewhat higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Dachshund will presume you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the previous trick. Once he rises you say “high five” and offer him the snack. Once your Dachshund has mastered the paw trick this one will likely be very simple to master and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Dachshund to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not really want your Dachshund to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your Dachshund on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Dachshund the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to walk around or below the hoop. If this happens start once again. Your Dachshund wants the treat and will quickly find out that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he will quickly start going through it. Whenever he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist height. In case you own a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Dachshund. Have patience with your Dachshund and above all, have fun!
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