Want to Teach Your Mountain Cur Some Tricks: Try These Three

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Mountain Cur
3 Tricks To Teach Your Mountain Cur

To teach your Mountain Cur tricks, even easy ones, you need to provide some savory snacks, be in a quiet suitable place and always keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Mountain Cur will begin to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, but beware not to get him over thrilled or he might just lose focus.

Teach your Mountain Cur to offer you his paw

To train your Mountain Cur to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. After that do it again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Mountain Curs pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your Mountain Cur to offer you a high five

Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Mountain Cur will presume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had trained him in the previous trick. While he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Mountain Cur the snack. When your Mountain Cur has actually mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very easy to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.

Teach your Mountain Cur to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Mountain Cur to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Mountain Cur on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Mountain Cur the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin again. Your Mountain Cur wants the snack and will quickly discover that going around or underneath does not get it done so he will soon start going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller dog you might want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Mountain Cur. Have patience with your Mountain Cur and above all, have a good time!

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