Want to Teach Your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier Some Tricks: Try These 3

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Teddy Roosevelt Terrier | 0 comments

3 Tricks To Teach Your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
3 Tricks To Teach Your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

To teach your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you need to get hold of some tasty treats, go to a quiet suitable location and keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct offer him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him excessively ecstatic or he might lose focus.

Teach your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to offer you his paw

To train your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to give 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 snack. Then do this again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you state 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 reaction again. After a couple of sessions most Teddy Roosevelt Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.

Teach your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to offer you a high 5

Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a simpler trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your two fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier will expect you want to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we instructed him previously. While he rises you state “high 5” and give your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier the treat. As soon as your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be very simple to learn and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than vocal commands.

Teach your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to jump through a hoop

Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t really want your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to hurt himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and give the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may attempt to go around or under the hoop. When this takes place start once again. Your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier wants the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or underneath does not get it so he will quickly begin going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly raised it to waist high. In the event that you have a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it as he gets accustomed to the trick.

I really hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier. Have patience with your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier and above all, have a good time!

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