To teach your Drever tricks, even the easy ones, you need to carry some small treats, take him to a remote suitable place and manage to keep the training sessions to under 15 minutes or your Drever will start to get bored. Always remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just beware not to get him excessively ecstatic or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Drever to offer you his paw
To get your Drever to offer 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. And then do it again, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Drevers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Drever to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Drever will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him previously. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the snack. When your Drever has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be really simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Drever to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not really want your Drever to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your Drever on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Drever the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Drever wants the treat and will quickly discover that going around or beneath doesn’t work so he will quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching 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 own a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Drever. Have patience with your Drever and most of all, have fun!
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