Want to Teach Your Longhaired Whippet Some Tricks: Here are Three

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3 Tricks To Teach Your Longhaired Whippet
3 Tricks To Teach Your Longhaired Whippet

To teach your Longhaired Whippet tricks, even easy ones, you need to have some delicious snacks, take him to a secluded suitable location and keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Longhaired Whippet will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, yet take care not to get him too fired up or he may lose concentration.

Teach your Longhaired Whippet to offer you his paw

To train your Longhaired Whippet to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. After that repeat this, and after a few times do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You must observe that he is raising his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Longhaired Whippets pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Longhaired Whippet 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 fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Longhaired Whippet will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and offer your Longhaired Whippet the snack. Once your Longhaired Whippet has actually mastered the paw trick this one will likely be very easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.

Teach your Longhaired Whippet to jump through a hoop

Before you start this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Longhaired Whippet to injure himself while practicing the trick. Place your Longhaired Whippet on one side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Longhaired Whippet the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to walk around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Longhaired Whippet wants the snack and will soon learn that walking around or under does not work so he will quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you have a smaller dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it once he gets used to the trick.

I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Longhaired Whippet. Have patience with your Longhaired Whippet and most importantly, have fun!

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