To teach your Great Dane tricks, even simple ones, you need to get hold of some small treats, go to a remote suitable place and maintain the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Great Dane will begin to get tired. Take note that when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, though take care not to get him extra thrilled or he could lose concentration.
Teach your Great Dane to give you his paw
To teach your Great Dane to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Next repeat this, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You must notice that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Great Danes pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Great Dane to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Great Dane will presume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you state “high five” and offer your Great Dane the treat. When your Great Dane has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be very simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Great Dane to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Great Dane to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Place your Great Dane on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Great Dane the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or below the hula hoop. When this takes place begin once again. Your Great Dane wants the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or beneath does not get it so he’ll quickly start going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. In the case that you have a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Great Dane. Have patience with your Great Dane and most of all, have a good time!
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