To teach your Boxer tricks, even easy ones, you need to have in hand some yummy snacks, be in a secluded suitable place and try to keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Boxer will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, though be careful not to get him extra excited or he might perhaps lose concentration.
Teach your Boxer to offer you his paw
To teach your Boxer 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. Next do it again, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You should discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Boxers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Boxer to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Boxer will believe you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him earlier. While he rises you say “high 5” and offer him the treat. Once your Boxer has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will likely be extremely 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 Boxer to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not want your Boxer to harm himself while doing the trick. Set your Boxer on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Boxer the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin again. Your Boxer desires the treat and will soon discover that walking around or below does not get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Boxer. Have patience with your Boxer and above all, have a good time!
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