To teach your Russell Terrier tricks, even simple ones, you need to have some tasty treats, take him to a remote suitable location and keep the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Russell Terrier will begin to get bored. Take note that when he gets something correct offer him lots of appreciation and a reward snack, however beware not to get him too thrilled or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Russell Terrier to offer you his paw
To get your Russell Terrier to give you his paw, first get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and offer him a treat. Now do this again, and after a couple of successful tries do not take his paw so fast. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You should see that he is bringing his paw upward as you state the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After a few sessions most Russell Terriers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Russell Terrier to offer you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high 5 is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a snack in between your fingers and lift your hand just a little higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Russell Terrier will expect you desire to perform the paw trick and will grab the snack with his paw as we trained him in the prior trick. As he rises you say “high five” and give your Russell Terrier the treat. Once your Russell Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be extremely simple to master and with only a couple of sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Russell 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 really want your Russell Terrier to harm himself while doing the trick. Place your Russell Terrier on one side of a hula hoop, get him to focus on your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Russell Terrier the command to stop sitting. Initially he may attempt to walk around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this takes place begin once again. Your Russell Terrier desires the snack and will quickly discover that going around or under doesn’t get it done so he will soon begin going through it. If he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He’ll quickly be jumping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I initially began doing this trick I owned a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist high. In the event that you possess a smaller dog you may want to begin with the hoop on the floor so he just goes through the hoop and then slowly lift it once he gets used to the trick.
I hope you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Russell Terrier. Have patience with your Russell Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!
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