To teach your Tweed Water Spaniel tricks, even easy ones, you should always have some small treats, go to a remote suitable place and try to keep the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Tweed Water Spaniel will start to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something correct offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just be cautious not to get him over ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Tweed Water Spaniel to give you his paw
To teach your Tweed Water Spaniel to offer 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. Now repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After two or three sessions most Tweed Water Spaniels pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Tweed Water Spaniel to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Tweed Water Spaniel will expect you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him in the previous trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and offer your Tweed Water Spaniel the treat. As soon as your Tweed Water Spaniel has mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be very simple to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Tweed Water Spaniel to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not really want your Tweed Water Spaniel to injure himself while practicing the trick. Set your Tweed Water Spaniel on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Tweed Water Spaniel the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to walk around or under the hoop. When this happens start once again. Your Tweed Water Spaniel desires the snack and will quickly learn that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. 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 started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist high. In the case that you have a smaller sized dog you might wish to start with the hoop touching the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Tweed Water Spaniel. Have patience with your Tweed Water Spaniel and most importantly, have a good time!
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