To teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound tricks, even easy ones, you should get some of his favorite snacks, be in a secluded suitable location and hold the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Bavarian Mountain Hound will start to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him extra fired up or he might lose focus.
Teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound to offer you his paw
To train your Bavarian Mountain Hound to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next do it again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Bavarian Mountain Hounds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Bavarian Mountain Hound will presume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we taught him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and offer your Bavarian Mountain Hound the snack. When your Bavarian Mountain Hound has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not really want your Bavarian Mountain Hound to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Bavarian Mountain Hound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Bavarian Mountain Hound the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or below the hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Bavarian Mountain Hound desires the snack and will soon learn that going around or under does not get it so he will quickly start going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist high. If you have a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Bavarian Mountain Hound. Have patience with your Bavarian Mountain Hound and most importantly, have fun!
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