To teach your Huntaway tricks, even easy ones, you need to have some yummy treats, be in a secluded suitable location and keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Huntaway will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him lots of praise and a reward treat, just take care not to get him excessively fired up or he might lose focus.
Teach your Huntaway to offer you his paw
To get your Huntaway to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now repeat this, and after a few tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You ought to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most Huntaways pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Huntaway to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Huntaway will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the previous trick. While he rises you say “high 5” and offer him the snack. When your Huntaway has mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be extremely simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Huntaway to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not really want your Huntaway to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Huntaway on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Huntaway the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. When this happens start again. Your Huntaway wants the treat and will soon learn that going around or below doesn’t get it so he will quickly begin going through it. The minute he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Huntaway. Have patience with your Huntaway and most of all, have fun!
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