To teach your Scottish Deerhound tricks, even the simple ones, you should have in hand some small snacks, take him to a quiet suitable location and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the Scottish Deerhound will start to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something correct offer him lots of praise and a reward snack, just be cautious not to get him over thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Scottish Deerhound to give you his paw
To get your Scottish Deerhound 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. Now repeat this, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Scottish Deerhounds pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Scottish Deerhound to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Scottish Deerhound will presume you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we trained him in the previous trick. While he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Scottish Deerhound the treat. Once your Scottish Deerhound has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Scottish Deerhound to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Scottish Deerhound to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Scottish Deerhound on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Scottish Deerhound the direction to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or under the hula hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Scottish Deerhound wants the snack and will quickly discover that going around or under does not work so he will quickly start going through it. As soon as he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist height. In case you possess a smaller sized dog you may want to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Scottish Deerhound. Have patience with your Scottish Deerhound and above all, have a good time!
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