To teach your Sinhala Hound tricks, even easy ones, you need to provide some small treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the instruction sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Sinhala Hound will start to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, though beware not to get him over excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Sinhala Hound to give you his paw
To teach your Sinhala Hound 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 repeat this, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You should notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After a couple of sessions most Sinhala Hounds pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Sinhala Hound to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand somewhat higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Sinhala Hound will expect you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him previously. While he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your Sinhala Hound the treat. As soon as your Sinhala Hound has mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be very easy to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Sinhala Hound to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Sinhala Hound to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Sinhala Hound to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Sinhala Hound the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to go around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs start again. Your Sinhala Hound desires the treat and will soon discover that walking around or beneath doesn’t work so he will soon begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist high. In case you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Sinhala Hound. Have patience with your Sinhala Hound and most importantly, have a good time!
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