To teach your American Pit Bull Terrier tricks, even easy ones, you should provide some of his favorite snacks, take him to a remote suitable place and maintain the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your American Pit Bull Terrier will start to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, but take care not to get him overly thrilled or he will lose focus.
Teach your American Pit Bull Terrier to give you his paw
To get your American Pit Bull Terrier to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Now do this again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You need to notice that he is raising 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 couple more times then slow your response again. After a couple of sessions most American Pit Bull Terriers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your American Pit Bull Terrier to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your American Pit Bull Terrier will believe you want to do the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the previous trick. While he rises you state “high five” and offer him the snack. Once your American Pit Bull Terrier has mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be extremely easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your American Pit Bull Terrier 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 don’t want your American Pit Bull Terrier to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your American Pit Bull Terrier to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the American Pit Bull Terrier the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or below the hoop. In the event that this takes place begin again. Your American Pit Bull Terrier desires the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or beneath doesn’t get it so he’ll quickly start going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist height. On the occasion that you possess a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your American Pit Bull Terrier. Have patience with your American Pit Bull Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!
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