To teach your Estonian Hound tricks, even the easy ones, you need to have some savory snacks, teach him in a remote suitable place and keep the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Estonian Hound will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something right offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him extremely excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Estonian Hound to offer you his paw
To teach your Estonian Hound to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Next do it again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Estonian Hounds pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Estonian Hound to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Estonian Hound will believe you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Estonian Hound the snack. Once your Estonian Hound has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very easy to understand and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Estonian Hound to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Estonian Hound to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Estonian Hound on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Estonian Hound the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or below the hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Estonian Hound wants the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or under doesn’t work so he’ll soon start going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on 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 brought it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Estonian Hound. Have patience with your Estonian Hound and above all, have a good time!
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