To teach your Tahltan Bear Dog tricks, even easy ones, you should get hold of some of his favorite snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and try to keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Tahltan Bear Dog will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, but be careful not to get him over thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Tahltan Bear Dog to give you his paw
To get your Tahltan Bear Dog to give 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 practices do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You should discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After a few sessions most Tahltan Bear Dogs pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Tahltan Bear Dog to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Tahltan Bear Dog will expect you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we trained him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the treat. When your Tahltan Bear Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be really simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Tahltan Bear Dog 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 want your Tahltan Bear Dog to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Tahltan Bear Dog on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Tahltan Bear Dog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or underneath the hoop. When this takes place start once again. Your Tahltan Bear Dog wants the snack and will soon learn that walking around or underneath doesn’t get it so he will soon begin going through it. The minute he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. On the occasion that you possess a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Tahltan Bear Dog. Have patience with your Tahltan Bear Dog and most of all, have fun!
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