To teach your Saluki tricks, even easy ones, you need to have in hand some delicious treats, go to a quiet suitable place and hold the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Saluki will start to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, just be mindful not to get him too thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Saluki to give you his paw
To teach your Saluki 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. Now do this again, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You ought to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After a couple of sessions most Salukis pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Saluki to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an easier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Saluki will think you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the prior trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and give your Saluki the snack. When your Saluki has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be really simple to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Saluki to leap 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 up as you don’t want your Saluki to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Saluki on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Saluki the direction to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your Saluki desires the snack and will quickly discover that going around or underneath does not get it so he will soon start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Saluki. Have patience with your Saluki and most importantly, have fun!
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