To teach your English Toy Terrier tricks, even the simple ones, you should get some good snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and hold the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the English Toy Terrier will begin to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, though beware not to get him too ecstatic or he will lose concentration.
Teach your English Toy Terrier to offer you his paw
To train your English Toy 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 snack. Then do it again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You must discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your response again. After just a couple of sessions most English Toy Terriers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your English Toy Terrier to offer you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your two fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your English Toy Terrier will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you say “high 5” and offer your English Toy Terrier the treat. As soon as your English Toy Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one should be very simple to master and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your English Toy Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your English Toy Terrier to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your English Toy Terrier to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the English Toy Terrier the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. If this takes place start once again. Your English Toy Terrier wants the treat and will soon discover that walking around or underneath doesn’t work so he’ll soon begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. In the event that you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I really hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your English Toy Terrier. Have patience with your English Toy Terrier and most of all, have fun!
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