“On Trust” and “Paid For” for is one of the oldest dog tricks that has been offering as much amusement as anything a dog can do from the early 1900s. It’s an excellent trick to teach your Spanish Mastiff. It isn’t the easiest technique to be learned but it can be elaborated on and delivered in a number of different ways to impress a lot of people.
To teach your Spanish Mastiff this trick, call him to you, permitting him to stand or take a seat, as he wants, and hold his head stable with one hand, while you hold a treat on his nose.
Teach your Spanish Mastiff the “on trust” trick
State to him, “On trust, on trust,” steadying and restraining his head from swaying with 1 hand and holding up an intimidating finger with the other and reciting the words, “On trust, on trust”.
Teach your Spanish Mastiff the “paid for” trick
Next, let go of his head, stating “paid for,” and give him a little nudge under the chin. This will trigger him to toss the treat up and catch it. Obviously, in his earlier efforts he will not have the ability to capture the snack, but he should be allowed to eat the treat after it hits the ground.
It’s a terrific trick for your Spanish Mastiff
Constant repetition of this trick will produce efficiency. In time you need to stop limiting his head with your hand and allow him to balance the treat on his nose up until you state “Paid for.”
He can also be taught to hold the treat between his teeth and to not swallow it up until told to do so. This trick can be made more remarkable by holding a conversation with your Spanish Mastiff. For example, you may say: “Pal, old boy, here is a very tasty snack, but it is ‘on trust.'”
Slightly emphasize the word “trust” and then state: “I am thankful you do not like consuming things on trust, but this I have actually just learned has been ‘paid for,'” highlighting the words “paid for.”
Your Spanish Mastiff can also be taught to toss the snack after hearing a specific number. To teach this, balance it on his nose and hold his head while you count clearly and intentionally, one, two, three, and then nudge him under the chin. Before he has actually learned the technique he will toss it up as often at 1, 2, 4, as he will at one, two, three, however he must be drilled till he will not toss it until he hears “3.” It will make it much easier for him if you somewhat emphasize the “3” word.
Eventually you can utilize numerous combinations of numbers and he will wait up until he hears the emphasized “3.” As you are training him don’t make him wait too long before you say “three,” and enable him to eat the snack.
“Trust” and “Paid For” may be a pretty difficult trick for your Spanish Mastiff to master and requires a lot of patience from you. Remember, do not penalize your Spanish Mastiff if he can’t learn the technique, rather blame yourself for being a lousy teacher.:–RRB- In any case, take pleasure in teaching your Spanish Mastiff this trick and have loads of fun while you’re at it.
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