Teach your dog how to 'Trick for Treats' this Halloween
TEACH YOUR DOG HOW TO ‘TRICK FOR TREATS’ THIS HALLOWEEN
This Halloween, we are teaming up with Bella, a very special cocker spaniel and her owner Lynn Stacey, to prove to the nation anyone can teach their dog new tricks!
Known as ‘Paul Spaniels’ thanks to her unrivalled magical talent, dog Bella and owner Lynn will be training the nation’s dogs to perform a variety of tricks throughout October. Each week, Bella’s videos will feature a ghoulish new trick that dog owners can watch and follow along at home.
Each video will be published on our Facebook page and include simple step-by-step advice from dog trick Instructor, Lynn. By the time All Hallow’s Eve is upon us, dogs across the UK will have learnt four new tricks including a high five, bow, peek-a-boo action, and a spin!
With no canine or dog owner more qualified than Lynn and furry friend, Bella, please see their top tips on successfully teaching dogs new tricks here:
1 – REWARDS
Use what motivates your dog for positive reinforcement. Try yummy, healthy treats, such as Natural instinct’s beef jerky and Lamb Lites, or if your dog prefers, you can use toys also. Remember it is only rewarding to your dog if they actually like the reward so be sure to let them try the treat first or play with the toy.
2 – REWARD GENEROUSLY
Don’t be mean with your rewards, you need to reward your dog handsomely for a job well done, let them know they did it right and behaved well.
3 - NO DISTRACTIONS
Always start training for new tricks somewhere familiar like in a quiet room in your house, away from any distractions.
4 – SHORT SESSIONS
Break training up into short but regular sessions. Your dog will learn much better if practice is short and often and they are not overwhelmed.
5 – HAVE FUN!
If you aren’t having fun then neither is your dog. Make training sessions full of fun and your dog will be eager to participate.
Of course, some natural, tasty treats will be essential for positive reinforcement along the way, and dog owners need to look no further than our limited-edition spooky Halloween treat – COMING SOON!
To watch the videos and get involved in some home trickery with your pooch, visit the Natural Instinct Facebook page here: https://en-gb.facebook.com/NIPetfoods