To teach your Smooth Fox Terrier tricks, even the easy ones, you should have some tasty treats, be in an obscure suitable place and hold the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or your Smooth Fox Terrier will begin to get tired. Just remember when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just be cautious not to get him extra excited or he will lose concentration.
Teach your Smooth Fox Terrier to offer you his paw
To train your Smooth Fox 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 treat. After that repeat this, and after a couple of practices do not take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to one and then after that take it. You need to discover that he is raising his paw up as you say the word. If he doesn’t then go back to saying it at the exact same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After two or three sessions most Smooth Fox Terriers pick this trick up quite easily.
Teach your Smooth Fox Terrier to offer you a high 5
Like a great deal of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Hold a treat in between your two fingers and raise your hand a little higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Smooth Fox Terrier will presume you wish to do the paw trick and will reach for the snack with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. As he rises you state “high five” and give your Smooth Fox Terrier the treat. As soon as your Smooth Fox Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this one should be very simple to understand and with just a few sessions he will be doing it from your hand signal rather than vocal commands.
Teach your Smooth Fox 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 higher than necessary as you do not really want your Smooth Fox Terrier to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Smooth Fox Terrier to one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and offer the Smooth Fox Terrier the direction to stop sitting. At first he might try to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this happens start once again. Your Smooth Fox Terrier desires the treat and will quickly discover that going around or below does not get it so he’ll quickly begin going through it. The instant he does, state “hoop” and give him the snack. He will soon be jumping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I first started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly lifted it to waist height. On the occasion that you own a smaller sized dog you may wish to start with the hoop on the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then slowly elevate it once he gets accustomed to the trick.
I expect you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Smooth Fox Terrier. Have patience with your Smooth Fox Terrier and above all, have a good time!
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