To teach your Ariege Pointer tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some of his favorite treats, take him to an obscure suitable location and keep the coaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Ariege Pointer will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, yet beware not to get him extra fired up or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Ariege Pointer to give you his paw
To train your Ariege Pointer to offer 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 treat. Now do this again, and after a few practices do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Ariege Pointers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Ariege Pointer to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Ariege Pointer will think you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we instructed him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you say “high 5” and give your Ariege Pointer the treat. As soon as your Ariege Pointer has mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be very simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Ariege Pointer to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Ariege Pointer to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your Ariege Pointer on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Ariege Pointer the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Ariege Pointer wants the snack and will soon discover that going around or underneath doesn’t get it so he’ll soon begin going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Ariege Pointer. Have patience with your Ariege Pointer and most importantly, have fun!
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