To teach your Wirehaired Vizsla tricks, even the simple ones, you should carry some good treats, be in an obscure suitable location and always keep the teaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Wirehaired Vizsla will start to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, yet take care not to get him excessively ecstatic or he may lose focus.
Teach your Wirehaired Vizsla to give you his paw
To train your Wirehaired Vizsla 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. Next repeat this, and after a couple of successful tries don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You must observe that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your response once again. After just a couple of sessions most Wirehaired Vizslas pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Wirehaired Vizsla to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a more basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Wirehaired Vizsla will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we trained him in the previous trick. While he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your Wirehaired Vizsla the snack. As soon as your Wirehaired Vizsla 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 performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Wirehaired Vizsla to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Wirehaired Vizsla to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Wirehaired Vizsla on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and give the Wirehaired Vizsla the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to walk around or beneath the hoop. If this occurs start once again. Your Wirehaired Vizsla desires the treat and will soon find out that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it so he will quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. If you have a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Wirehaired Vizsla. Have patience with your Wirehaired Vizsla and most importantly, have fun!
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