To teach your American Akita tricks, even easy ones, you need to provide some yummy snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your American Akita will start to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, though beware not to get him over ecstatic or he can lose focus.
Teach your American Akita to offer you his paw
To teach your American Akita 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. After that repeat this, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You should discover that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most American Akitas pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your American Akita to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your American Akita will believe you desire to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we trained him earlier. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer him the snack. As soon as your American Akita has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your American Akita to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your American Akita to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Set your American Akita to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the American Akita the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to go around or beneath the hoop. If this takes place begin again. Your American Akita desires the snack and will quickly discover that going around or under doesn’t work so he’ll soon begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your American Akita. Have patience with your American Akita and most importantly, have fun!
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