To teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon tricks, even easy ones, you need to get some savory treats, be in a quiet suitable place and maintain the coaching sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, yet take care not to get him overly thrilled or he will lose focus.
Teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to give you his paw
To teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 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 snack. And then repeat this, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You need to observe that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most Wirehaired Pointing Griffons pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will believe you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon the treat. Once your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to leap through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Set your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon the direction to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. If this occurs begin once again. Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon wants the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or under does not get it done so he will soon begin going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist height. In the case that you possess a smaller sized dog you may desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Have patience with your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and most importantly, have fun!
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