Three Tricks You Can Teach Your West Highland White Terrier Now

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, West Highland White Terrier | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your West Highland White Terrier
3 Tricks To Teach Your West Highland White Terrier

To teach your West Highland White Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you need to always have some small snacks, be in a quiet suitable location and maintain the teaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the West Highland White Terrier will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him overly excited or he may likely lose concentration.

Teach your West Highland White Terrier to give you his paw

To train your West Highland White Terrier 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. Then repeat this, and after a few times do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You ought to notice that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a couple of sessions most West Highland White Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your West Highland White Terrier to offer you a high five

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your West Highland White Terrier will expect you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer him the treat. As soon as your West Highland White Terrier has mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be extremely easy to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than your voice.

Teach your West Highland White Terrier to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your West Highland White Terrier to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your West Highland White Terrier on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the West Highland White Terrier the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. When this occurs begin once again. Your West Highland White Terrier desires the snack and will quickly find out that going around or beneath does not get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly increased it to waist high. In case you own a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually raise it as he gets used to the trick.

I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your West Highland White Terrier. Have patience with your West Highland White Terrier and above all, have fun!

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about West Highland White Terriers

Was this post helpful? If so, please take a minute to and Share below on Facebook. I would also love to know your thoughts so leave me a comment 🙂


Comments

comments

0 comments
css.php