To teach your Old English Terrier tricks, even the simple ones, you should have in hand some small treats, be in an obscure suitable location and manage to keep the instruction sessions to ten to fifteen minutes or the Old English Terrier will begin to get bored. Remember when he gets something right offer him great deals of appreciation and a reward snack, just beware not to get him over thrilled or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Old English Terrier to offer you his paw
To get your Old English 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. Then do this again, and after a few tries don’t take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and then take it. You ought to discover that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After a few sessions most Old English Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Old English Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Old English Terrier will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we instructed him earlier. While he rises you say “high 5” and give your Old English Terrier the snack. As soon as your Old English Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this one will likely be very simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your Old English Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Old English Terrier to harm himself while carrying out the trick. Place your Old English Terrier to 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Old English Terrier the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to go around or below the hula hoop. If this happens begin again. Your Old English Terrier wants the treat and will soon find out that going around or underneath does not work so he’ll soon start going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly brought it to waist high. If you have a smaller dog you might desire to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Old English Terrier. Have patience with your Old English Terrier and above all, have a good time!
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