Weekly Trick – Jump Through Hoop
This trick may not be very advanced, but it sure looks cool once the dog is able to do it. It is great exercise and uses their agility in order to perform the trick.
First, get a hoop big enough for your dog to fit through.
Next grab one of their favorite toys.
With the hoop touching the floor, move the toy through the hoop back and forth and use a command word such as “Hoop” or “Through” each time you move the toy back and forth through the hoop. Make sure to let the dog play with the toy every once in a while, while in your hand because they have been doing such a good job.
Once the dog is comfortably going back and forth through the hoop, lift the hoop off the floor an inch at a time and keep moving the toy back and forth through the hoop while using your command word.
Once the dog is comfortable with one inch off the floor, lift it up a bit higher and continue to do so until they are literally jumping through the hoop.
If the dog misses, take a step back and bring the hoop back down an inch, or until they are able to easily go through the hoop once again.
Always give rewards and huge praises when they do the trick correctly. Have some treats handy as well and use those in moderation.
It’s a great trick for any dog to learn and it looks great when they are doing it!
Here is a video to show you how to do the trick. Again, this is NOT me in the video. Just a good way to show you how to do this trick.
I hope your dog has great fun with this trick!