To teach your Irish Terrier tricks, even easy ones, you need to carry some small treats, go to an obscure suitable location and keep the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Irish Terrier will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, yet beware not to get him extremely fired up or he will lose focus.
Teach your Irish Terrier to offer you his paw
To train your Irish Terrier to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. After that do this again, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to discover that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Irish Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Irish Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an easier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Irish Terrier will presume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him earlier. As he rises you say “high 5” and give him the snack. Once your Irish Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one will likely be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Irish Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not really want your Irish Terrier to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Irish Terrier on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Irish Terrier the command to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Irish Terrier wants the treat and will quickly learn that walking around or underneath does not get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. Whenever he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist height. In the event that you have a smaller dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Irish Terrier. Have patience with your Irish Terrier and above all, have fun!
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