To teach your Dogo Argentino tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get some small snacks, take him to an obscure suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Dogo Argentino will start to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, but be careful not to get him extremely ecstatic or he might lose focus.
Teach your Dogo Argentino to give you his paw
To teach your Dogo Argentino to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Then repeat this, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to discover 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 few more times then slow your response once again. After a couple of sessions most Dogo Argentinos pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Dogo Argentino to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Dogo Argentino will expect you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Dogo Argentino the treat. As soon as your Dogo Argentino has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Dogo Argentino to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Dogo Argentino to hurt himself while performing the trick. Set your Dogo Argentino to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Dogo Argentino the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to go around or beneath the hoop. When this happens start again. Your Dogo Argentino wants the treat and will soon discover that going around or underneath does not work so he’ll quickly start going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. In the case that you have a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it as he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Dogo Argentino. Have patience with your Dogo Argentino and most importantly, have a good time!
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