To teach your Affenpinscher tricks, even easy ones, you need to carry some small snacks, be in a remote suitable location and always keep the learning sessions to under fifteen minutes or the Affenpinscher will begin to get bored. Keep in mind when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, just beware not to get him too thrilled or he could lose concentration.
Teach your Affenpinscher to give you his paw
To teach your Affenpinscher to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you say the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a snack. Now repeat this, and after a few practices don’t take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and after that take it. You ought to discover that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to stating it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After just a few sessions most Affenpinschers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Affenpinscher to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case the paw trick. Place a snack in your fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Affenpinscher will assume you want to perform the paw trick and will grab for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. While he rises you say “high five” and offer your Affenpinscher the snack. When your Affenpinscher has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be extremely simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of from your voice.
Teach your Affenpinscher to jump 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 too high up as you do not really want your Affenpinscher to harm himself while performing the trick. Set your Affenpinscher on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a snack in your hand and offer the Affenpinscher the command to stop sitting. In the beginning he might attempt to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. If this happens start again. Your Affenpinscher wants the treat and will soon learn that going around or beneath doesn’t get it done so he’ll quickly start going through it. The moment he does, say “hoop” and offer him the snack. He’ll soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. In the event that you have a smaller dog you might desire to begin with the hoop touching the ground so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Affenpinscher. Have patience with your Affenpinscher and most of all, have fun!
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