To teach your Toy Fox Terrier tricks, even easy ones, you should have some of his favorite treats, be in a quiet suitable location and always keep the coaching sessions to under 15 minutes or the Toy Fox Terrier will start to get tired. Always remember when he gets something correct give him lots of appreciation and a reward treat, just beware not to get him overly ecstatic or he might possibly lose concentration.
Teach your Toy Fox Terrier to offer you his paw
To teach your Toy Fox Terrier to give you his paw, initially get him to sit, then as you state the word ‘paw’ take his paw in your hand and give him a snack. And then repeat this, and after a few successful tries do not take his paw so quickly. 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 does not then return to saying it at the very same time. Do it a few more times then slow your response once again. After a couple of sessions most Toy Fox Terriers pick this trick up quite quickly.
Teach your Toy Fox Terrier to give you a high 5
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, and in this case the paw trick. Place a treat in between your two fingers and lift your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick. Your Toy Fox Terrier will think you wish to do the paw trick and will grab the treat with his paw as we had instructed him in the prior trick. While he reaches up you state “high five” and offer him the snack. Once your Toy Fox Terrier has actually mastered the paw trick this 1 will probably be extremely easy to understand and with only a few sessions he will be accomplishing it on hand signal instead of voice control.
Teach your Toy Fox Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would simply like to ask you to be a little reasonable and not suspend the hoop higher than necessary as you don’t really want your Toy Fox Terrier to harm himself while performing the trick. Place your Toy Fox Terrier on one side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the other side of the hoop. Place a treat in your hand and offer the Toy Fox Terrier the command to stop sitting. At first he might attempt to walk around or below the hoop. When this takes place begin once again. Your Toy Fox Terrier desires the snack and will quickly discover that going around or underneath doesn’t get it so he’ll soon start going through it. Once he does, state “hoop” and offer him the treat. He will soon be leaping through the hoop on the command of “hoop”. When I started off doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I started with the hoop six inches from the floor and gradually raised it to waist height. In the case that you own a smaller sized dog you might wish to begin with the hoop touching the floor so he just goes through the hoop and after that gradually lift it more as he gets used to the trick.
I know you have enjoyed learning these 3 tricks you can teach your Toy Fox Terrier. Have patience with your Toy Fox Terrier and most importantly, have fun!
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