How to teach your Whippet the On Trust and Paid For Trick

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Whippet | 0 comments

Trick to teach your Whippet
Great trick to teach your Whippet

“On Trust” and “Paid For” for is one of the oldest dog tricks that has been providing as much entertainment as anything a dog can do since the early 1900s. It is an excellent trick to teach your Whippet. It isn’t the easiest technique to be taught however it can be elaborated on and delivered in several different ways to impress many people.

To teach your Whippet this trick, call him to you, enabling him to stand or take a seat, as he wants, and hold his head still with one hand, while you hold a treat on his nose.

Teach your Whippet the “on trust” trick

Say to him, “On trust, on trust,” steadying and preventing his head from swaying using one hand while holding up a warining finger with the other and repeatedly saying the words, “On trust, on trust”.

Teach your Whippet the “paid for” trick

Next, let go of his head, saying “paid for,” and give him a little tap underneath the chin. This will trigger him to toss the snack up and catch it. Naturally, in his first efforts he will not have the ability to catch the treat, but he ought to be enabled to eat the snack after it lands on the ground.

It’s an excellent trick for your Whippet

Continuous repetition of this training will produce effectiveness. In time you need to stop limiting his head with your hand and enable him to stabilize the treat on his nose till you state “Paid for.”

He can also be taught to hold the snack in between his teeth and to not swallow it until told to do so. This technique can be made more impressive by holding a conversation with your Whippet. For instance, you might say: “Buddy, old man, here is a very tasty treat, however it is ‘on trust.'”

Somewhat highlight the word “trust” and then say: “I am delighted you dislike eating things on trust, but this I have actually just discovered has actually been ‘paid for,'” highlighting the words “paid for.”

Your Whippet can likewise be taught to toss the snack upon hearing a particular number. To teach this, balance it on his nose and hold his head while you count clearly and deliberately, 1, 2, 3, and after that nudge him under the chin. Before he has actually learned the trick he will toss it up as frequently at 1, 2, 4, as he will at 1, 2, 3, however he must be drilled till he will not toss it until he hears “three.” It will make it easier for him if you somewhat stress the “3” word.

After a while you can use many combinations of numbers and he will wait up until he hears the stressed “three.” As you are training him don’t make him wait too long before you state “three,” and allow him to eat the treat.

“Trust” and “Paid For” may be a significantly challenging trick for your Whippet to master and needs plenty of persistence from you. Keep in mind, do not punish your Whippet if he can’t learn the trick, instead blame yourself for being a poor teacher.:–RRB- In any case, delight in teaching your Whippet this trick and have lots of fun while you’re at it.

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