To teach your Hortaya Borzaya tricks, even simple ones, you need to get some savory treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and hold the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Hortaya Borzaya will begin to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him excessively ecstatic or he will lose focus.
Teach your Hortaya Borzaya to offer you his paw
To get your Hortaya Borzaya to offer 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 snack. Next do this again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You should notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Hortaya Borzayas pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Hortaya Borzaya to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an easier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Hortaya Borzaya will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had instructed him previously. As he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the snack. When your Hortaya Borzaya has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Hortaya Borzaya to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Hortaya Borzaya to harm himself while doing the trick. Set your Hortaya Borzaya on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Hortaya Borzaya the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. If this occurs begin once again. Your Hortaya Borzaya wants the snack and will quickly learn that going around or below does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist height. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Hortaya Borzaya. Have patience with your Hortaya Borzaya and above all, have a good time!
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