To teach your German Wirehaired Pointer tricks, even the simple ones, you should provide some savory treats, go to a remote suitable location and try to keep the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or the German Wirehaired Pointer will begin to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, yet be mindful not to get him too ecstatic or he could lose concentration.
Teach your German Wirehaired Pointer to offer you his paw
To train your German Wirehaired Pointer 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 snack. After that do this again, and after a couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most German Wirehaired Pointers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your German Wirehaired Pointer to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your German Wirehaired Pointer will believe you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had taught him earlier. Once he rises you say “high five” and offer your German Wirehaired Pointer the snack. Once your German Wirehaired Pointer has mastered the paw trick this one should be really easy to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your German Wirehaired Pointer to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not really want your German Wirehaired Pointer to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your German Wirehaired Pointer to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the German Wirehaired Pointer the command to stop sitting. Initially he might attempt to walk around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your German Wirehaired Pointer desires the treat and will quickly find out that going around or below does not work so he will quickly begin going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you may desire to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your German Wirehaired Pointer. Have patience with your German Wirehaired Pointer and most of all, have fun!
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