To teach your American Hairless Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you need to always have some of his favorite snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or the American Hairless Terrier will begin to get tired. Don’t forget that when he gets something right give him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, however take care not to get him extremely excited or he might lose concentration.
Teach your American Hairless Terrier to offer you his paw
To train your American Hairless 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 snack. Next do it again, and after a few tries do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You ought to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then return to stating it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After two or three sessions most American Hairless Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your American Hairless Terrier to give you a high five
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand a bit higher than you would for the paw trick. Your American Hairless Terrier will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. Once he rises you say “high 5” and give your American Hairless Terrier the snack. Once your American Hairless Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be really easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be performing it on hand signal instead of vocal commands.
Teach your American Hairless Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop higher than necessary as you do not want your American Hairless Terrier to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your American Hairless Terrier to 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 American Hairless Terrier the direction to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or under the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your American Hairless Terrier wants the snack and will quickly find out that going around or beneath doesn’t work so he’ll quickly begin going through it. Whenever he does, state “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. In the event that you have a smaller dog you might wish to start with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your American Hairless Terrier. Have patience with your American Hairless Terrier and most of all, have fun!
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