To teach your Istrian Shorthaired Hound tricks, even simple ones, you should provide some small snacks, be in a secluded suitable location and keep the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Istrian Shorthaired Hound will start to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, but beware not to get him extremely fired up or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Istrian Shorthaired Hound to give you his paw
To get your Istrian Shorthaired Hound to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. After that do this again, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most Istrian Shorthaired Hounds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Istrian Shorthaired Hound to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we taught him previously. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Istrian Shorthaired Hound the snack. As soon as your Istrian Shorthaired Hound has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Istrian Shorthaired Hound 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 as you do not really want your Istrian Shorthaired Hound to hurt himself while performing the trick. Set your Istrian Shorthaired Hound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Istrian Shorthaired Hound the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to walk around or beneath the hula hoop. When this occurs begin again. Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound wants the snack and will quickly learn that going around or beneath does not work so he will quickly start going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In case you own a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Istrian Shorthaired Hound. Have patience with your Istrian Shorthaired Hound and above all, have fun!
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