How do I make my dog put objects in her mouth? (part of dog trick)?

Question by ☺Sam☻: How do I make my dog put objects in her mouth? (part of dog trick)?
I have a dog who will just sniff things and not put them in her mouth even with a toy! How can i make her do it? She needs to be able to do it for a trick she’s learning!She’s a shih tzu.

(IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAY “SHIH TZUS ARE LAP DOGS THEY CANT BE TRAINED”” THEN DON’T BOTHER ANSWERING THIS QUESTION!)

Best answer:

Answer by oregano13
Put some smelly food on or in an item and hold it out to her. When she puts her mouth on it, praise her and assign a command (such as “take”). Repeat. She should soon catch on, and begin to pick up an item offered when you say “take”.

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