How to Teach Your Boston Terrier to Wave! (Step by Step)

Teaching your Boston Terrier a fun trick, like how to wave, is sure to be an entertaining experience for both you and your Boston.

It’s also a great way to help your pooch learn commands, as well as become more socialized with people and other animals.

Boston Terrier Waving

So, if you are looking for a way to bond with your pup, why not teach them how to wave?

Let’s get started!

How To Teach Your Boston Terrier To Wave

Teaching your Boston Terrier to wave is not just a fun trick, but also an important way to socialize your pup and keep them entertained. Not only will learning this command help strengthen the bond between you and your pup, but it can also help foster better behavior from your pet in other settings.

Step by Step – Teaching Your Boston To Wave

Step 1: Start by picking out a reward.

This could be their favorite toy or treat. Show your Boston the reward and make sure they can smell it. Place the reward in front of them so that they maintain eye contact with it while you train them.

Step 2: Introducing the wave

Now that you have their attention, hold up your hand and say “wave” in a firm but friendly voice. You may need to repeat this several times until they respond by placing either their paw or nose against your hand (whichever is easier for them). Give them lots of verbal praise when they do this correctly and then give them the reward. Repeat this step several times until your Boston begins to understand what it means when you say “wave.”

Step 3: Verbal cues only

After some practice, you can start introducing verbal cues only (without holding up your hand). Say “wave” and wait for your pup to respond with either their paw. As always, make sure that you give lots of verbal praise when they do this correctly, as well as offer up the reward as reinforcement. Repeat this step several times until they have mastered the command without any physical prompts from you.

How long will it take to teach my Boston Terrier to wave?

It is going to take, on average, 12+ tries before your Boston is going to pick up on this new command.

These findings come from a poll conducted on the Boston Terrier Society’s Twitter community. With over 44+ Boston Parents responding, the majority state it takes their Boston 12+ attempts before they learn a new command.

See the poll here…I may have spelled try funny, but the information is all the same 🙂

What commands should a Boston Terrier know before teaching them to wave?

Before teaching your Boston Terrier to wave, it is important that they first become familiar with the basic commands. These include “Sit,” “Stay,” “Down,” and “Come.” These are essential commands that will help provide structure and communication between you and your pup.

Additionally, it is important to ensure that your Boston Terrier has mastered the ‘Leave it’ command before teaching them to wave, as this will help prevent any unwanted behaviors when you are performing the trick with other people or animals present.

By teaching your pup these commands first, you can ensure that they understand basic rules and expectations, as well as have a better chance of mastering more complex tasks.

What other cool tricks can I teach my Boston terrier?

With a few simple techniques and plenty of patience, you can teach your Boston some pretty cool tricks. Here are a few ideas:

Rollover: The rollover trick teaches your Boston to lie down then roll over onto their back with both of their paws up in the air.

Spin: This trick is essentially teaching your pup to spin around in a circle on command.

Fetch: Teach them to bring you an item that you have thrown and return it to your hand.

Jump: With proper training and guidance, you can teach your Boston Terrier to jump through hoops or onto different surfaces.

These are just a few tricks for your pup – the possibilities are endless when it comes to teaching your pet cool new things!

Final Thought

Once your Boston Terrier has mastered how to wave on command, it will be easy for them to show off their new trick whenever friends come over or during walks around the neighborhood. Just remember that consistency and repetition are key when teaching any new tricks; patience and praise will go a long way too! Good luck!

If you want to learn more commands and tricks you can teach your Boston Terrier, be sure to visit our article, 49 Commands And Tricks You Can Teach Your Boston!

Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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