To teach your Parson Russell Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you should get some small treats, teach him in a quiet suitable place and maintain the teaching sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Parson Russell Terrier will start to get tired. Take note that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, though take care not to get him excessively ecstatic or he can lose focus.
Teach your Parson Russell Terrier to give you his paw
To teach your Parson Russell Terrier to give 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 treat. Next repeat this, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response again. After 2 or 3 sessions most Parson Russell Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Parson Russell Terrier to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your two fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Parson Russell Terrier will assume you desire to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. As he rises you say “high 5” and give your Parson Russell Terrier the treat. Once your Parson Russell Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one should be very easy to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it from your hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Parson Russell Terrier to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Parson Russell Terrier to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Parson Russell Terrier to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Parson Russell Terrier the direction to stop sitting. At first he may try to go around or below the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start once again. Your Parson Russell Terrier desires the treat and will soon discover that walking around or below does not get it so he’ll soon start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist height. On the occasion that you have a smaller sized dog you might desire to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Parson Russell Terrier. Have patience with your Parson Russell Terrier and most of all, have fun!
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