To teach your Griffon Nivernais tricks, even simple ones, you need to have in hand some small snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable place and hold the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Griffon Nivernais will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him excessively fired up or he might perhaps lose focus.
Teach your Griffon Nivernais to give you his paw
To train your Griffon Nivernais 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 practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You must observe 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 reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Griffon Nivernaiss pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Griffon Nivernais to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand somewhat higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Griffon Nivernais will expect you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we taught him previously. Once he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Griffon Nivernais the treat. When your Griffon Nivernais has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be extremely simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Griffon Nivernais to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Griffon Nivernais to harm himself while doing the trick. Set your Griffon Nivernais on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Griffon Nivernais the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or beneath the hoop. If this occurs begin again. Your Griffon Nivernais wants the snack and will soon find out that going around or beneath doesn’t get it so he will quickly start going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist height. In case you have a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Griffon Nivernais. Have patience with your Griffon Nivernais and most of all, have a good time!
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