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!)
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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