Three Tricks You Can Teach Your Italian Greyhound Today

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Italian Greyhound
3 Tricks To Teach Your Italian Greyhound

To teach your Italian Greyhound tricks, even the easy ones, you need to get hold of some small snacks, go to a remote suitable location and try to keep the instruction sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Italian Greyhound will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him extra fired up or he might perhaps lose focus.

Teach your Italian Greyhound to offer you his paw

To teach your Italian Greyhound to give 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. After that do this again, and after a few practices do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You must notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back 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 Italian Greyhounds pick this trick up rather quickly.

Teach your Italian Greyhound to give you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Italian Greyhound will presume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Italian Greyhound the snack. Once your Italian Greyhound has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be extremely easy to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than voice control.

Teach your Italian Greyhound to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you do not really want your Italian Greyhound to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your Italian Greyhound to one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Italian Greyhound the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. When this occurs begin again. Your Italian Greyhound wants the treat and will soon learn that walking around or below doesn’t get it so he will soon begin going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. 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 ground and gradually increased it to waist high. In case you possess a smaller dog you might desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it as he gets used to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Italian Greyhound. Have patience with your Italian Greyhound and most importantly, have fun!

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