To teach your Thai Ridgeback tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get hold of some small treats, take him to a secluded suitable place and always keep the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Thai Ridgeback will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just be cautious not to get him too fired up or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Thai Ridgeback to give you his paw
To train your Thai Ridgeback 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 snack. Then repeat this, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You must observe that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Thai Ridgebacks pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Thai Ridgeback to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Thai Ridgeback will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the treat. When your Thai Ridgeback has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be really simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Thai Ridgeback to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Thai Ridgeback to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Thai Ridgeback to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Thai Ridgeback the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or under the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Thai Ridgeback wants the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or beneath does not get it so he will soon begin going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist height. In the case that you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Thai Ridgeback. Have patience with your Thai Ridgeback and most importantly, have a good time!
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