Three Tricks You Can Teach Your Hokkaido Now

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Hokkaido
3 Tricks To Teach Your Hokkaido

To teach your Hokkaido tricks, even the easy ones, you should carry some small snacks, take him to a secluded suitable place and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Hokkaido will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, yet be careful not to get him extra thrilled or he might lose focus.

Teach your Hokkaido to offer you his paw

To teach your Hokkaido to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Next repeat this, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After just a few sessions most Hokkaidos pick this trick up quite quickly.

Teach your Hokkaido to give you a high 5

Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Hokkaido will presume you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had taught him previously. While he rises you state “high five” and offer your Hokkaido the snack. As soon as your Hokkaido has mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.

Teach your Hokkaido to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Hokkaido to injure himself while performing the trick. Set your Hokkaido on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Hokkaido the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start again. Your Hokkaido desires the treat and will soon discover that walking around or underneath does not work so he will quickly start going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist high. In case you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Hokkaido. Have patience with your Hokkaido and most of all, have fun!

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