To teach your Lakeland Terrier tricks, even simple ones, you should have some of his favorite treats, take him to a remote suitable location and try to keep the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Lakeland Terrier will begin to get bored. Don’t forget that when he gets something right offer him great deals of praise and a reward treat, but take care not to get him excessively thrilled or he might lose focus.
Teach your Lakeland Terrier to offer you his paw
To get your Lakeland Terrier to offer you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Now do this again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then after that take it. You must observe that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Lakeland Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Lakeland Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of an easier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand a little bit higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Lakeland Terrier will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we taught him in the prior trick. Once he reaches up you state “high 5” and offer your Lakeland Terrier the treat. As soon as your Lakeland Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be very easy to master and with only a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Lakeland Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little practical and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you do not really want your Lakeland Terrier to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Lakeland Terrier on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Lakeland Terrier the direction to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or underneath the hoop. In the event that this takes place start again. Your Lakeland Terrier wants the treat and will quickly find out that going around or beneath doesn’t get it so he will quickly start going through it. The minute he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I initially started doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly lifted it to waist high. In the case that you own a smaller dog you may wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and after that slowly lift it more as he gets accustomed to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Lakeland Terrier. Have patience with your Lakeland Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!
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