To teach your English Coonhound tricks, even the easy ones, you need to get some delicious snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your English Coonhound will start to get tired. Remember when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, however take care not to get him extra excited or he may likely lose focus.
Teach your English Coonhound to give you his paw
To teach your English Coonhound 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 treat. Next do it again, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most English Coonhounds pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your English Coonhound to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your English Coonhound will assume you desire to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you state “high five” and give your English Coonhound the snack. Once your English Coonhound has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be very easy to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your English Coonhound to jump through a hoop
Before you start 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 really want your English Coonhound to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your English Coonhound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the English Coonhound the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or below the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin once again. Your English Coonhound wants the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or beneath does not get it so he will quickly begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you may want to start with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your English Coonhound. Have patience with your English Coonhound and most importantly, have a good time!
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