Three Tricks You Can Teach Your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Right Now

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
3 Tricks To Teach Your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

To teach your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier tricks, even simple ones, you should have in hand some of his favorite snacks, be in an obscure suitable place and hold the instruction sessions to under 15 minutes or your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him over thrilled or he will lose concentration.

Teach your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier to offer you his paw

To get your Soft-Coated Wheaten 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 give him a snack. Then do this again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You should notice that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.

Teach your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier to give you a high five

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier will expect you want to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the previous trick. While he rises you say “high 5” and offer him the snack. As soon as your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of your voice.

Teach your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier to leap through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier to hurt himself while practicing the trick. Set your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or under the hula hoop. When this happens start once again. Your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier desires the snack and will quickly find out that going around or below does not work so he will soon begin going through it. The instant he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on 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 ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you have a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.

I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Have patience with your Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!

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