Three Tricks You Can Teach Your German Shorthaired Pointer Today

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3 Tricks To Teach Your German Shorthaired Pointer
3 Tricks To Teach Your German Shorthaired Pointer

To teach your German Shorthaired Pointer tricks, even the easy ones, you need to have in hand some of his favorite treats, be in a secluded suitable place and try to keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your German Shorthaired Pointer will begin to get tired. Always remember when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him over fired up or he will lose focus.

Teach your German Shorthaired Pointer to give you his paw

To teach your German Shorthaired Pointer to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You must discover that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After a couple of sessions most German Shorthaired Pointers pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your German Shorthaired Pointer to give you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your German Shorthaired Pointer will believe you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. While he reaches up you state “high five” and give your German Shorthaired Pointer the treat. As soon as your German Shorthaired Pointer has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very easy to master and with just a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.

Teach your German Shorthaired Pointer to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your German Shorthaired Pointer to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your German Shorthaired Pointer on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the German Shorthaired Pointer the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start once again. Your German Shorthaired Pointer desires the snack and will soon learn that walking around or below does not work so he will soon start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought 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 after that gradually lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.

I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your German Shorthaired Pointer. Have patience with your German Shorthaired Pointer and most importantly, have a good time!

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