To teach your Kooikerhondje tricks, even the easy ones, you should provide some small snacks, take him to a secluded suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Kooikerhondje will start to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, however beware not to get him extremely thrilled or he might just lose focus.
Teach your Kooikerhondje to offer you his paw
To teach your Kooikerhondje 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 treat. Next do this again, and after a couple of successful tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You should see that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Kooikerhondjes pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Kooikerhondje to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Kooikerhondje will expect you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Kooikerhondje the treat. As soon as your Kooikerhondje has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely easy to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Kooikerhondje to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Kooikerhondje to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Kooikerhondje on one 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 give the Kooikerhondje the direction to stop sitting. At first he might try to go around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Kooikerhondje desires the snack and will quickly find out that going around or below doesn’t get it done so he will quickly start going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist high. In case you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it more once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Kooikerhondje. Have patience with your Kooikerhondje and most importantly, have a good time!
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