3 Tricks You Can Teach Your Whippet Today

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Whippet | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Whippet
3 Tricks To Teach Your Whippet

To teach your Whippet tricks, even the simple ones, you need to always have some of his favorite treats, teach him in a remote suitable place and manage to keep the coaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Whippet will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, though take care not to get him excessively excited or he might lose focus.

Teach your Whippet to offer you his paw

To train your Whippet to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. And then do this again, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You must discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Whippets pick this trick up rather easily.

Teach your Whippet to offer you a high five

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Whippet will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had trained him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and give him the treat. As soon as your Whippet has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of your voice.

Teach your Whippet to leap through a hoop

Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Whippet to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your Whippet to one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Whippet the direction to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or beneath the hula hoop. If this happens start once again. Your Whippet desires the snack and will soon discover that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. Whenever he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist height. In case you have a smaller dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Whippet. Have patience with your Whippet and most importantly, have a good time!

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