To teach your Staffordshire Bull Terrier tricks, even easy ones, you need to carry some of his favorite snacks, be in a quiet suitable place and manage to keep the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Staffordshire Bull Terrier will begin to get tired. Bear in mind when he gets something right offer him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, however beware not to get him over fired up or he can lose concentration.
Teach your Staffordshire Bull Terrier to give you his paw
To train your Staffordshire Bull 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 offer him a snack. Now repeat this, and after a couple of times do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and only then take it. You need to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then return to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your reaction again. After just a few sessions most Staffordshire Bull Terriers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Staffordshire Bull Terrier to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a continuation of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in your fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we had taught him previously. Once he rises you state “high five” and give your Staffordshire Bull Terrier the snack. As soon as your Staffordshire Bull Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 ought to be really simple to master and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Staffordshire Bull 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 suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t want your Staffordshire Bull Terrier to hurt himself while performing the trick. Place your Staffordshire Bull Terrier on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to pay attention to your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and give the Staffordshire Bull Terrier the command to stop sitting. At first he may attempt to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start again. Your Staffordshire Bull Terrier desires the snack and will soon find out that walking around or beneath does not work so he’ll quickly start going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist high. In case you have a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that slowly elevate it more as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Have patience with your Staffordshire Bull Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!
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