To teach your Cirneco Dell’Etna tricks, even the easy ones, you need to always have some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a secluded suitable place and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Cirneco Dell’Etna will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him too thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Cirneco Dell’Etna to give you his paw
To get your Cirneco Dell’Etna to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. After that repeat this, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After a few sessions most Cirneco Dell’Etnas pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Cirneco Dell’Etna to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Cirneco Dell’Etna will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had trained him earlier. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Cirneco Dell’Etna the treat. As soon as your Cirneco Dell’Etna has mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be really simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Cirneco Dell’Etna to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Cirneco Dell’Etna to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your Cirneco Dell’Etna on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Cirneco Dell’Etna the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might try to walk around or beneath the hula hoop. When this occurs start again. Your Cirneco Dell’Etna wants the treat and will quickly learn that going around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In case you possess a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Cirneco Dell’Etna. Have patience with your Cirneco Dell’Etna and above all, have a good time!
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