There is truly something cool about watching a small dog leap through a tire. It's a little like watching the lions at the circus jumping through the hoops. They make it look so easy, and with plenty of the right training, you can teach your small dog to jump through a tire. This ability is less about physical strength than it is about training your pup to perform the task properly. Some dogs take to this trick like they have been doing it all their lives, others will try to go under it or around it.
Keep in mind that this trick is all about having fun. Your dog may not pick this trick in a hurry, but as long as you are ready to put in the time and effort, he will get it. Then the two of you can have a blast showing off your new trick every chance you get.
The trick in and of itself is pretty simple. After you give your pup the cue word, it is his job to run up and jump through the tire being held aloft in front of him. He needs to learn to jump through the tire coming in from a range of distances and angles. No one could blame you for thinking this is nothing but a fancy trick for your pup to learn. In reality, once he has mastered this skill, you can teach him to jump on the couch or bed, even into your car.
However, there is really nothing like being able to share this amazing trick with your friends and family. It is sure to impress them, while at the same time helping your pup to get some much-needed exercise. Take your time during the training sessions, make it fun for both of you and as they say, "laissez les bon temps rouler."
Since this involves training your pup to jump and puts him at risk of injury, you need to wait until your pup's musculoskeletal structure has matured enough to reduce this risk. Most trainers recommend waiting until your pup is two years of age and has passed a physical by his veterinarian. You will also need a few supplies to use during your training sessions. These include: