To teach your Tenterfield Terrier tricks, even the simple ones, you should have some of his favorite snacks, teach him in a quiet suitable location and hold the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Tenterfield Terrier will start to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just be cautious not to get him overly thrilled or he will lose focus.
Teach your Tenterfield Terrier to give you his paw
To get your Tenterfield Terrier to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. Then do it again, and after a few times do not take his paw so quickly. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You must see that he is bringing his paw up 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 response once again. After just a few sessions most Tenterfield Terriers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Tenterfield Terrier to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and raise your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Tenterfield Terrier will expect you want to perform the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we instructed him earlier. As he rises you say “high 5” and give your Tenterfield Terrier the treat. As soon as your Tenterfield Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be really easy to understand and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Tenterfield Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you begin this 1 I would simply like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high as you don’t really want your Tenterfield Terrier to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Tenterfield Terrier on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take note of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a snack in your hand and offer the Tenterfield Terrier the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or under the hula hoop. If this happens start once again. Your Tenterfield Terrier desires the snack and will soon learn that going around or below does not get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. When he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and slowly increased it to waist high. In the case that you possess a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Tenterfield Terrier. Have patience with your Tenterfield Terrier and most of all, have a good time!
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