To teach your Wetterhoun tricks, even the easy ones, you should get some small treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and keep the learning sessions to under 15 minutes or your Wetterhoun will start to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, however take care not to get him too excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Wetterhoun to give you his paw
To train your Wetterhoun to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now do it again, and after a couple of tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to see that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Wetterhouns pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Wetterhoun to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Wetterhoun will expect you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had trained him previously. While he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your Wetterhoun the treat. Once your Wetterhoun has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be extremely simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Wetterhoun to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your Wetterhoun to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Wetterhoun to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Wetterhoun the direction to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Wetterhoun wants the snack and will quickly find out that going around or underneath does not work so he will quickly start going through it. The second he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly be leaping 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 six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist high. In case you own a smaller dog you may want to start with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Wetterhoun. Have patience with your Wetterhoun and most of all, have a good time!
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