To teach your Tyrolean Hound tricks, even easy ones, you need to always have some small treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Tyrolean Hound will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward snack, however beware not to get him excessively excited or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Tyrolean Hound to offer you his paw
To get your Tyrolean Hound to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now do this again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You must notice that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a few sessions most Tyrolean Hounds pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Tyrolean Hound to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Tyrolean Hound will expect you want to do the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we instructed him in the previous trick. While he rises you state “high 5” and give your Tyrolean Hound the treat. When your Tyrolean Hound has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely simple to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Tyrolean Hound to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Tyrolean Hound to hurt himself while doing the trick. Set your Tyrolean Hound on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Tyrolean Hound the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or under the hula hoop. If this happens start again. Your Tyrolean Hound desires the snack and will soon discover that walking around or below does not work so he will quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually lifted it to waist high. In case you own a smaller sized dog you might want to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Tyrolean Hound. Have patience with your Tyrolean Hound and most of all, have fun!
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