Watching a dog jump through a tire, the trick look pretty darn easy. But in reality, it takes a fair amount of training to get a dog to the point at which he will happily jump through the tire for you, thrilling your friends and neighbors with this amazing trick. Some dogs will take to this trick from the start, while others are more likely to balk and try to go under it or around the tire, anything but through it. Just remember, it is up to you to give your dog a reason to jump through the tire, take your time and have fun.
The biggest thing to keep in mind with training your dog to jump through a tire is that this is not a trick most dogs learn in a hurry. Frequent short training sessions several times a day are far more effective than one long session per day.
The concept here is very simple, by the time you are done teaching your dog this new trick, he will be able to jump through a tire hanging at various heights up to 24 inches. While you might not think this trick has any real use, once your pup learns to jump through a tire, he can also jump through a hoop, jump into the back of your truck, or into the passenger's seat of your car.
One important thing to keep in mind is that the tire you choose has to be large enough in inner diameter for your dog to pass through easily. If your tire is to small your pup good hurt himself trying to accomplish this task.
There are a few things that need to be done before your pup is ready to start training to jump through a tire. The first is to make sure your pup is physically ready for this trick as it puts a significant amount of stress on his bones, muscles, joints. The second is to make sure your pup is fully trained in the basic commands of 'come', 'sit', 'stay', and 'down'. Beyond this, there are a few things needed to make the training successful.
Beyond this, you need plenty of time and patience while you are working with your pup. The big thing is to make each training session as much fun as possible for both of you.