To teach your Welsh Springer Spaniel tricks, even simple ones, you need to carry some tasty treats, take him to an obscure suitable place and maintain the training sessions to under 15 minutes or your Welsh Springer Spaniel will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him over fired up or he can lose focus.
Teach your Welsh Springer Spaniel to offer you his paw
To train your Welsh Springer Spaniel to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a treat. Next do this again, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You should observe that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After two or three sessions most Welsh Springer Spaniels pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Welsh Springer Spaniel to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Welsh Springer Spaniel will think you wish to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him earlier. While he rises you state “high five” and give your Welsh Springer Spaniel the snack. When your Welsh Springer Spaniel has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very simple to learn and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Welsh Springer Spaniel to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not really want your Welsh Springer Spaniel to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Welsh Springer Spaniel on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Welsh Springer Spaniel the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your Welsh Springer Spaniel desires the treat and will quickly find out that going around or beneath does not work so he’ll soon begin going through it. When he does, say “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 owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually lifted it to waist high. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Welsh Springer Spaniel. Have patience with your Welsh Springer Spaniel and most of all, have a good time!
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