You love how high-spirited and energetic your little dog is. While your kids are tired from running around, she is still raring to go and barely getting started. Miniature Schnauzers are also known for being obedient and intelligent, and yours is no different. You probably already spend a lot of time exercising your dog, but she still has energy that you need to channel. So you taught her a range of basic tricks, from 'roll over' to 'high-five', but now it’s time to take it to the next level.
Training your Miniature Schnauzer advanced tricks will only bring with it benefits. Firstly, you’ll have some awesome tricks to entertain guests with. You’ll also soon find yourself circulating online as news spreads of both your skills. Training is also a great way to simply bond with each other. Not to mention, you may finally tire your little gal out so you can get some rest in the evenings.
Training Miniature Schnauzers advanced tricks is never going to be easy, hence why they’re advanced! However, you will still be able to yield results if you work hard and find the right motivation. Like most dogs, Miniature Schnauzers are known to have a soft spot for anything they can eat. So, finding the right mouth-watering food will be important. Once you have conveyed to your dog what it is you want them to do, you simply need to reinforce training with the incentive.
If your Miniature Schnauzer is young and eager to please then training a new trick could take just several days. However, if your pooch is older and not so great at following instructions, then they may need several weeks. If you get training right, you’ll have a great way to keep your little dog stimulated and productive, all the way into old age.
Before getting to work, you will need to go out and gather a few bits. Stock up on tasty treats or break your dog's favorite food into small chunks. A selection of their favorite toys will also be needed, as will a clicker for one of the methods.
You’ll need a quiet space to practice in where there isn’t a risk of valuable items getting broken, such as a TV. Then just set aside 10 to 15 minutes each day for training.
Once you’ve ticked all those boxes, just bring patience and a positive attitude, then training can begin!