Teaching a dog to perform pawsome tricks is no easy feat. It requires lots of patience and determination. To succeed in this activity, you will also need to give it sufficient time.
Yes, you can’t just wake up one day and decide that you and your pup ought to audition for Americas Got Talent. You can’t jumpstart your training without doing the necessary preparations. For example, you need to research about positive reinforcement.
Positive reinforcement is the preferred training method of dog handlers these days. Among all options, it’s the most effective and most humane. Basically, positive reinforcement training sees to it that dogs are aptly rewarded, whether with a treat or a word of encouragement, whenever they perform your bidding.
Positive reinforcement is the method used by the amateur dog trainer in our video. Here, he is teaching his huskies how to jump through a hoop. Watch the video to know whether he succeeds or not.
The huskies in the video are named Kakoa and Sky. We don’t know the name of these huskies’ determined human, so we’ll address him as The Trainer. The Trainer seems to have big plans for his small pack of doggos.
The video is divided into segments. The first segment is titled “Through the Hoop.” Basically, The Trainer teaches his dogs the idea of walking into an orange loop on the ground level.
Each time Kakoa and Sky walk through the loop, they are given treats. That’s positive reinforcement right there.
The second segment is titled “Introduce the Jump.” Here, another element of the performance is introduced to the doggos. The Trainer uses a bunch of throw pillows over which he asked his dogs to jump for delicious treats.
The third segment is titled “Show How to Jump Through a Hoop.” Here The Trainer enlists the help of his (probably) girlfriend. The huskies follow suit.
Thanks to My Mountain Husky