To teach your Tibetan Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you should have some of his favorite snacks, go to a quiet suitable location and keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Tibetan Terrier will begin to get tired. Just remember when he gets something right offer him lots of praise and a reward treat, yet be cautious not to get him over ecstatic or he may lose focus.
Teach your Tibetan Terrier to give you his paw
To teach your Tibetan Terrier to offer you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Then repeat this, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and then take it. You need to see that he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a couple more times then slow your reaction once again. After just a few sessions most Tibetan Terriers pick this trick up rather quickly.
Teach your Tibetan Terrier to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a basic trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and lift your hand just a bit higher than you’d raise it for the paw trick. Your Tibetan Terrier will presume you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high 5” and give your Tibetan Terrier the snack. When your Tibetan Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one ought to be very simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Teach your Tibetan Terrier to jump through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop too high as you do not really want your Tibetan Terrier to hurt himself while doing the trick. Place your Tibetan Terrier to 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 give the Tibetan Terrier the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he may try to go around or underneath the hoop. When this takes place begin again. Your Tibetan Terrier wants the treat and will soon find out that walking around or underneath does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually increased it to waist height. If you own a smaller dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it more once he gets used to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Tibetan Terrier. Have patience with your Tibetan Terrier and above all, have a good time!
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