To teach your Trigg Hound tricks, even simple ones, you need to have some of his favorite treats, be in a secluded suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Trigg Hound will start to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right offer him lots of praise and a reward treat, but take care not to get him extra thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Trigg Hound to offer you his paw
To teach your Trigg Hound to offer you his paw, initially 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 times do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Trigg Hounds pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Trigg Hound to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an easier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Trigg Hound will assume you want to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. As he reaches up you say “high five” and offer your Trigg Hound the treat. When your Trigg Hound has mastered the paw trick this one should be very simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Trigg Hound to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Trigg Hound to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Trigg Hound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Trigg Hound the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your Trigg Hound desires the snack and will soon find out that going around or underneath doesn’t get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. On the occasion that you possess a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Trigg Hound. Have patience with your Trigg Hound and above all, have a good time!
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