To teach your Pug tricks, even the simple ones, you need to get hold of some small snacks, be in a quiet suitable location and keep the teaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Pug will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of appreciation and a reward treat, but beware not to get him extra excited or he might lose focus.
Teach your Pug to give you his paw
To teach your Pug 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 couple of tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You need to notice that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After just a few sessions most Pugs pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Pug to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your two fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Pug will think you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. Once he rises you state “high five” and give him the snack. As soon as your Pug has mastered the paw trick this 1 should be extremely simple to understand and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Pug to jump through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not hold the hoop too high as you don’t want your Pug to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Pug on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Pug the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or underneath the hula hoop. When this takes place start once again. Your Pug desires the snack and will soon find out 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 snack. He’ll quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I first started teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and gradually lifted it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the floor so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly raise it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Pug. Have patience with your Pug and above all, have fun!
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