To teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get hold of some small treats, take him to a quiet suitable place and maintain the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen will start to get bored. Remember when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, just be careful not to get him extra thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to give you his paw
To train your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to observe that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to give 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 treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen will think you want to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the treat. Once your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very easy to learn and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to walk around or beneath the hula hoop. If this happens begin again. Your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen desires the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or below doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist height. If you have a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. Have patience with your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and most importantly, have fun!
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