To teach your Boston Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you should get hold of some of his favorite snacks, take him to a quiet suitable location and maintain the instruction sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Boston Terrier will start to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct give him lots of praise and a reward treat, but beware not to get him too thrilled or he can lose concentration.
Teach your Boston Terrier to give you his paw
To teach your Boston Terrier to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Then do this again, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to notice that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After a few sessions most Boston Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Boston Terrier to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Boston Terrier will believe you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we had taught him in the previous trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and offer him the snack. As soon as your Boston Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one should be extremely simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Boston Terrier to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Boston Terrier to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Boston Terrier to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Boston Terrier the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs start once again. Your Boston Terrier wants the snack and will soon discover that going around or underneath doesn’t work so he will soon start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you own a smaller dog you may desire to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it as he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Boston Terrier. Have patience with your Boston Terrier and most importantly, have fun!
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