Want to Teach Your German Rough-Haired Pointer Some Tricks: Try These Three

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3 Tricks To Teach Your German Rough-Haired Pointer
3 Tricks To Teach Your German Rough-Haired Pointer

To teach your German Rough-Haired Pointer tricks, even the easy ones, you need to carry some small treats, take him to a remote suitable place and always keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your German Rough-Haired Pointer will start to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, yet beware not to get him extremely fired up or he might lose focus.

Teach your German Rough-Haired Pointer to offer you his paw

To teach your German Rough-Haired Pointer to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Then repeat this, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After just a couple of sessions most German Rough-Haired Pointers pick this trick up quite quickly.

Teach your German Rough-Haired Pointer to give you a high 5

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your German Rough-Haired Pointer will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your German Rough-Haired Pointer the treat. When your German Rough-Haired Pointer has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.

Teach your German Rough-Haired Pointer to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your German Rough-Haired Pointer to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Set your German Rough-Haired Pointer on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the German Rough-Haired Pointer the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. When this occurs start again. Your German Rough-Haired Pointer wants the snack and will soon discover that going around or beneath does not get it done so he will soon begin going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. In case you own a smaller dog you might want to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more once he gets used to the trick.

I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your German Rough-Haired Pointer. Have patience with your German Rough-Haired Pointer and most importantly, have a good time!

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