To teach your Manchester Terrier tricks, even the simple ones, you should provide some good treats, go to a remote suitable place and manage to keep the coaching sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Manchester Terrier will start to get tired. Always remember when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, just beware not to get him extra fired up or he will lose focus.
Teach your Manchester Terrier to offer you his paw
To get your Manchester 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. Next do this again, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so fast. State the word ‘paw’, count to one and only then take it. You must observe that he is raising his paw upward as you state the word. If he doesn’t then return to stating it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After just a couple of sessions most Manchester Terriers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Manchester Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high 5 is a continuation of a more basic trick, in this case the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand a bit higher than you would raise it for the paw trick. Your Manchester Terrier will assume you wish to perform the paw trick and will grab for the treat with his paw as we instructed him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high five” and offer him the treat. Once your Manchester Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be very simple to learn and with only a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal instead of your voice.
Teach your Manchester Terrier to jump 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 too high as you don’t really want your Manchester Terrier to injure himself while performing the trick. Place your Manchester 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 offer the Manchester Terrier the command to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or beneath the hoop. In the event that this occurs begin once again. Your Manchester Terrier desires the treat and will quickly discover that going around or underneath doesn’t get it so he’ll soon start going through it. If he does, say “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will quickly be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began teaching this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the ground and slowly brought it to waist height. If you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually lift it as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Manchester Terrier. Have patience with your Manchester Terrier and most importantly, have fun!
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