Life has been a whirlwind since you brought your little dog Charlie home. You used to have a clean house, free of dog hair and half-chewed toys. Now it’s a different story. However, you wouldn’t change it for anything. In fact, your little guy is an essential component of your family unit. You’ve also managed to teach him a few neat tricks. Charlie can roll over and even play dead. However, you’d like to continue teaching him. Not only is the training enjoyable, but guests are always giggling when they see Charlie performing.
Training a small dog to bounce is guaranteed to continue your small dog’s entertaining reputation. In fact, it will look like your dog is on springs! This trick is also a great way to exercise your little dog. Not to mention, it will help their muscles and joints grow strong, helping to keep them healthy.
Training your small dog to bounce is pretty straightforward. You’ll need to first teach them to jump. You just then need to use the right incentive to encourage them to keep bouncing up and down. You will use obedience commands to trigger the bouncing. For one of the methods, you will also need to lead by example.
If Charlie is just a puppy then he should be raring to leap up and down anyway. This means you could see results in just a couple of days. But if your little dog is older and their performing days are mostly in the past, then you may need a couple of weeks. Stick with training and you’ll have a small bouncing dog that’s bound to feature on social media up and down the state. Finally, teaching them to bounce also lays the foundations for other more challenging, jumping tricks.
Before you can get your dog bouncing up and down, you will need to gather a few items. You’ll need tasty treats or to break their favorite food into small chunks. You will also need a much-loved toy and a clicker for one of the methods below.
Set aside just 5 to 10 minutes each day for training. It’s important you practice in a space where valuables aren’t at risk of getting broken. So a large room or yard should do the job fine.
Once you have all that, just bring enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!