Want to Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound Some Tricks: Here’s Three

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound
3 Tricks To Teach Your Mahratta Greyhound

To teach your Mahratta Greyhound tricks, even simple ones, you need to have some small snacks, be in an obscure suitable location and manage to keep the teaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Mahratta Greyhound will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him over ecstatic or he may well lose focus.

Teach your Mahratta Greyhound to offer you his paw

To get your Mahratta Greyhound to offer 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 treat. Next repeat this, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You must discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Mahratta Greyhounds pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Mahratta Greyhound to offer you a high five

Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Mahratta Greyhound will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had taught him earlier. Once he rises you state “high five” and give your Mahratta Greyhound the treat. When your Mahratta Greyhound has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.

Teach your Mahratta Greyhound to jump through a hoop

Before you start this one 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 Mahratta Greyhound to injure himself while practicing the trick. Set your Mahratta Greyhound on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Mahratta Greyhound the direction to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your Mahratta Greyhound desires the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or underneath does not get it done so he will quickly start going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Mahratta Greyhound. Have patience with your Mahratta Greyhound and most importantly, have fun!

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