To teach your Norfolk Terrier tricks, even the simple ones, you should have in hand some small treats, take him to a remote suitable place and always keep the training sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or your Norfolk Terrier will start to get bored. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just take care not to get him too thrilled or he might lose focus.
Teach your Norfolk Terrier to offer you his paw
To get your Norfolk Terrier to offer 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. Next do it again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After just a few sessions most Norfolk Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Norfolk Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a continuation of a basic trick, and in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Norfolk Terrier will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had taught him earlier. Once he rises you state “high 5” and offer your Norfolk Terrier the treat. Once your Norfolk Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be extremely simple to understand and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Norfolk Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your Norfolk Terrier to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Norfolk Terrier on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Norfolk Terrier the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or beneath the hoop. If this happens begin again. Your Norfolk Terrier desires the treat and will soon find out that walking around or below doesn’t get it so he will soon start going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually increased it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Norfolk Terrier. Have patience with your Norfolk Terrier and most of all, have fun!
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