To teach your Russian Toy tricks, even the easy ones, you should have some good snacks, be in a quiet suitable location and try to keep the coaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Russian Toy will start to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, though be mindful not to get him excessively excited or he could lose focus.
Teach your Russian Toy to offer you his paw
To teach your Russian Toy 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. After that do it again, and after a few times don’t take his paw so fast. Say 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 doesn’t then return to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Russian Toys pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Russian Toy to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Russian Toy will think you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and offer him the treat. As soon as your Russian Toy has mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Russian Toy to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Russian Toy to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your Russian Toy on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Russian Toy the command to stop sitting. At first he might try to walk around or beneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens begin once again. Your Russian Toy desires the treat and will soon learn that walking around or below does not work so he will quickly begin going through it. Once he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In case you have a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it more once he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Russian Toy. Have patience with your Russian Toy and most of all, have fun!
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