To teach your Redbone Coonhound tricks, even the easy ones, you should get hold of some of his favorite snacks, be in a remote suitable location and try to keep the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Redbone Coonhound will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, though be mindful not to get him too ecstatic or he will lose focus.
Teach your Redbone Coonhound to give you his paw
To train your Redbone Coonhound 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. Then repeat this, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You should notice that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Redbone Coonhounds pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Redbone Coonhound to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Redbone Coonhound will think you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. Once he rises you state “high five” and offer your Redbone Coonhound the snack. When your Redbone Coonhound has mastered the paw trick this one should be really simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Redbone Coonhound to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Redbone Coonhound to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Redbone Coonhound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Redbone Coonhound the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin again. Your Redbone Coonhound desires the treat and will quickly find out that going around or under does not work so he will soon begin going through it. As soon as he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly 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 began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller dog you may wish 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 used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Redbone Coonhound. Have patience with your Redbone Coonhound and most importantly, have fun!
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