To teach your Canaan Dog tricks, even the easy ones, you need to provide some small treats, go to a remote suitable location and keep the learning sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Canaan Dog will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him over fired up or he might lose focus.
Teach your Canaan Dog to give you his paw
To train your Canaan Dog 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 snack. Now repeat this, and after a few successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You need to discover that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most Canaan Dogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Canaan Dog to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Canaan Dog will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had instructed him previously. While he reaches up you state “high five” and give him the snack. When your Canaan Dog has mastered the paw trick this one will probably be really simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than your voice.
Teach your Canaan Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Canaan Dog to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Canaan Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Canaan Dog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Canaan Dog desires the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or beneath does not get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. In the event that you have a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Canaan Dog. Have patience with your Canaan Dog and most of all, have a good time!
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