To teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier tricks, even simple ones, you need to always have some savory treats, go to a quiet suitable location and hold the training sessions to under fifteen minutes or your Dandie Dinmont Terrier will begin to get bored. Just remember when he gets something correct give him great deals of praise and a reward snack, however be mindful not to get him too ecstatic or he might lose concentration.
Teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to offer you his paw
To train your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to offer 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. After that do this again, and after a couple of practices don’t take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must notice that he is bringing his paw upward as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to stating it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After a few sessions most Dandie Dinmont Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to offer you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of a basic trick, and in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier will assume you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had trained him in the prior trick. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and give your Dandie Dinmont Terrier the snack. As soon as your Dandie Dinmont Terrier has mastered the paw trick this 1 will most likely be very simple to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to jump through a hoop
Before you start this 1 I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not suspend the hoop too high up as you do not want your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to harm himself while practicing the trick. Set your Dandie Dinmont Terrier to one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Dandie Dinmont Terrier the command to stop sitting. Initially he may try to go around or beneath the hula hoop. If this takes place start once again. Your Dandie Dinmont Terrier desires the snack and will quickly discover that going around or below doesn’t get it done so he’ll soon start going through it. As soon as he does, state “hoop” and offer him the snack. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop six inches from the floor and slowly raised it to waist height. If you own a smaller dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually elevate it more once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Have patience with your Dandie Dinmont Terrier and above all, have fun!
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