3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Welsh Terrier Today

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Welsh Terrier | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Welsh Terrier
3 Tricks To Teach Your Welsh Terrier

To teach your Welsh Terrier tricks, even simple ones, you should carry some yummy snacks, be in a quiet suitable place and try to keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Welsh Terrier will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be careful not to get him extremely ecstatic or he will lose focus.

Teach your Welsh Terrier to give you his paw

To train your Welsh Terrier to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Then do this again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. 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 more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Welsh Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Welsh Terrier to offer you a high 5

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Welsh Terrier will expect you desire to do the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the previous trick. As he rises you state “high 5” and give your Welsh Terrier the snack. As soon as your Welsh Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.

Teach your Welsh Terrier to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Welsh Terrier to injure himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Welsh Terrier to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Welsh Terrier the direction to stop sitting. At first he may try to walk around or below the hoop. If this occurs begin again. Your Welsh Terrier wants the snack and will quickly find out that walking around or below doesn’t work so he’ll quickly begin going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually brought it to waist height. If you possess a smaller sized dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Welsh Terrier. Have patience with your Welsh Terrier and above all, have fun!

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