To teach your Spinone Italiano tricks, even simple ones, you should carry some of his favorite treats, teach him in an obscure suitable location and manage to keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Spinone Italiano will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, yet be cautious not to get him extremely excited or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Spinone Italiano to offer you his paw
To teach your Spinone Italiano to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Now do it again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Spinone Italianos pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Spinone Italiano to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Spinone Italiano will assume you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had trained him earlier. While he rises you state “high five” and offer your Spinone Italiano the treat. Once your Spinone Italiano has mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Spinone Italiano to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Spinone Italiano to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Spinone Italiano to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Spinone Italiano the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Spinone Italiano wants the treat and will soon discover that walking around or below does not get it done so he will soon begin going through it. The moment he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist height. In case 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 raise it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Spinone Italiano. Have patience with your Spinone Italiano and above all, have a good time!
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