To teach your Black Norwegian Elkhound tricks, even the easy ones, you should carry some small snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and try to keep the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Black Norwegian Elkhound will start to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right give him lots of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him extremely thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Black Norwegian Elkhound to offer you his paw
To train your Black Norwegian Elkhound to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Then do it again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must observe that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most Black Norwegian Elkhounds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Black Norwegian Elkhound to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a more basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Black Norwegian Elkhound will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had trained him previously. As he rises you say “high 5” and offer your Black Norwegian Elkhound the treat. When your Black Norwegian Elkhound has mastered the paw trick this one ought to be really simple to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Black Norwegian Elkhound 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 want your Black Norwegian Elkhound to hurt himself while performing the trick. Set your Black Norwegian Elkhound on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Black Norwegian Elkhound the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Black Norwegian Elkhound wants the treat and will soon discover that walking around or below does not get it done so he will soon start going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist height. In case you have a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Black Norwegian Elkhound. Have patience with your Black Norwegian Elkhound and above all, have a good time!
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