To teach your Carolina Dog tricks, even easy ones, you should get hold of some small treats, be in an obscure suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Carolina Dog will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him extra ecstatic or he might just lose concentration.
Teach your Carolina Dog to offer you his paw
To train your Carolina Dog to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Now do this again, and after a couple of successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most Carolina Dogs pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Carolina Dog to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Carolina Dog will expect you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had taught him in the previous trick. As he rises you say “high 5” and give your Carolina Dog the treat. Once your Carolina Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Carolina Dog to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your Carolina Dog to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Carolina Dog to 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 give the Carolina Dog the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might try to go around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Carolina Dog wants the treat and will soon discover that walking around or beneath does not work so he’ll soon begin going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you possess a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Carolina Dog. Have patience with your Carolina Dog and most importantly, have fun!
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