To teach your Yorkshire Terrier tricks, even simple ones, you need to carry some small treats, take him to a secluded suitable place and keep the instruction sessions to 10 – 15 minutes or your Yorkshire Terrier will begin to get bored. Always remember when he gets something right give him great deals of praise and a reward treat, yet beware not to get him extremely ecstatic or he will lose focus.
Teach your Yorkshire Terrier to give you his paw
To get your Yorkshire Terrier to give 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. And then do it again, and after a couple of times don’t take his paw so quickly. Say the word ‘paw’, count to 1 and after that take it. You must notice that he is raising his paw upward as you say the word. If he does not then go back to saying it at the very same time. Do it a couple of more times then slow your reaction again. After just a couple of sessions most Yorkshire Terriers pick this trick up rather easily.
Teach your Yorkshire Terrier to give you a high five
Like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of a simpler trick, in this case it’s the paw trick. Place a treat in between your fingers and raise your hand somewhat higher than you’d do for the paw trick. Your Yorkshire Terrier will think you desire to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we taught him previously. As he reaches up you state “high 5” and give him the snack. Once your Yorkshire Terrier has mastered the paw trick this one will most likely be very easy to learn and with just a couple of sessions he will be performing it from your hand signal rather than from your voice.
Teach your Yorkshire Terrier to leap through a hoop
Before you start this one I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high up as you do not want your Yorkshire Terrier to harm himself while practicing the trick. Place your Yorkshire Terrier on 1 side of a hula hoop, get him to take notice of your hand on the opposite side of the hoop. Hold a treat in your hand and give the Yorkshire Terrier the direction to stop sitting. Initially he might try to go around or underneath the hula hoop. In the event that this occurs begin once again. Your Yorkshire Terrier desires the snack and will soon discover that going around or beneath does not get it done so he’ll quickly begin going through it. When he does, say “hoop” and give him the treat. He’ll soon be leaping through the hoop upon the command of “hoop”. When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog, so I began with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and gradually raised it to waist height. In the event that you own a smaller dog you may wish to start with the hoop touching the ground so he simply goes through the hoop and then gradually raise it more as he gets used to the trick.
I trust you have enjoyed these 3 tricks you can teach your Yorkshire Terrier. Have patience with your Yorkshire Terrier and most importantly, have a good time!
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