Your Miniature Schnauzer is the center point of the family. While you may argue with the kids over homework and your partner over dinner, you all find common ground over Lucky. You simply can’t be annoyed with him, he’s just too cute. He’s also extremely switched on and intelligent. He knows when food is approaching. He knows when the best time is to sit there and look cute. He knows how to win you over if he’s misbehaved. So now you want to put his intelligence to good use, by training him some easy tricks.
Training him some basic tricks is a good idea for a number of reasons. Firstly, it will lay the groundwork for teaching him some more advanced tricks later down the line. It’s also a great way to bond with your Miniature Schnauzer in a productive way. This type of training will also assert your control and position as pack leader.
Fortunately, training Lucky to do easy tricks is exactly that, fairly easy! This type of obedience training is straightforward and should be easy for him to pick up. You simply need to guide him through the beginning stages of tricks using some mouth-watering rewards. Toys can also be used to get him dancing to your tune.
If Lucky is a Miniature Schnauzer puppy then he should be a fast learner. This means you could see results in just a few days. But if he’s older and more interested in napping than learning new tricks, then you may need up to 10 days. If you can yield results from training then you’ve laid the perfect groundwork to teach him more sophisticated tricks. Furthermore, you’ve got a great way to lighten the mood when you have guests over.
Before you start training you will need to collect a few bits. You’ll need a generous amount of treats or his favorite food broken into small pieces. For one of the methods, a toy and a clicker will also be required.
Set aside just 5 to 10 minutes each day for training. Try to practice at a time where you both won’t distracted by a noisy household. We know that can be easier said than done!
Once you have the above, just bring a pro-active attitude and patience, then work can begin.