To teach your Greenland Dog tricks, even the simple ones, you need to have some small snacks, be in a secluded suitable place and hold the training sessions to under 15 minutes or the Greenland Dog will start to get bored. Take note that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, yet beware not to get him extremely thrilled or he might perhaps lose focus.
Teach your Greenland Dog to offer you his paw
To teach your Greenland Dog to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Then repeat this, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Greenland Dogs pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Greenland Dog to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Greenland Dog will think you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we instructed him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and give your Greenland Dog the snack. When your Greenland Dog has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be really simple to master and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Greenland Dog to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Greenland Dog to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Place your Greenland Dog to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Greenland Dog the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to walk around or under the hula hoop. When this occurs begin again. Your Greenland Dog wants the snack and will soon discover that going around or below does not work so he’ll soon start going through it. The second he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist high. If you have a smaller sized dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Greenland Dog. Have patience with your Greenland Dog and most of all, have fun!
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