To teach your Australian Terrier tricks, even the simple ones, you need to have in hand some small treats, be in a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the teaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Australian Terrier will begin to get tired. Keep in mind when he gets something right offer him lots of praise and a reward treat, but be mindful not to get him over thrilled or he might lose focus.
Teach your Australian Terrier to give you his paw
To train your Australian 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 give him a snack. Now do this again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You must discover that he is bringing his paw up as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Australian Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Australian Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a simpler trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Australian Terrier will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you state “high five” and offer him the snack. Once your Australian Terrier has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be very easy to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Australian Terrier to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high up as you don’t want your Australian Terrier to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Australian Terrier on 1 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 Australian Terrier the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Australian Terrier desires the treat and will quickly discover that walking around or beneath does not work so he’ll quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you possess a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Australian Terrier. Have patience with your Australian Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!
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