Out of all of the dog breeds in the world, Chihuahuas have the largest brain in comparison to their body size. As they are also very intelligent dogs, you can teach them different tricks by following the policy of repetition. If you repeat the same training over and over again, they will eventually learn it perfectly. Chihuahuas can pick up information so quickly that some tricks take only few weeks for them to learn.
While training any kind of tricks, it is important to choose a quiet place where your Chihuahua cannot be distracted easily. Make your training fun and show your excitement when they learn something but never scold them if they are not able to grasp your commands. When your Chihuahua masters any kind of tricks, reward them with treats and praise them with some positive words like “Good dog”, “Good girl”, etc.
Here are 3 useful tricks that you can teach to your Chihuahua:
1. Which hand?
This is one of the easiest tricks that you can teach to your Chihuahua. Make her sit in front of you and pick handful of her favorite treats in your hand. Be sure to cover it completely while making a fist. Now, hold both of your hands in front of her and ask, “Which hand”? She will choose the right hand just by the smell of the treats. This simple and cute trick will entertain you, your friends and your Chihuahua as well.
This trick is also quite easy and similar. Make her sit in front of you and hold her favorite treats in your hand. Pick up one her paws and gently shake it while saying the “Hello” command. Give her a piece of treat and repeat that again. By the time, she will learn that the word “Hello” means shaking her paws and she will immediately lift her paw to shake when she hears the “Hello” command.
To teach “Catch” command to her, make her sit in front of you. Then, toss one of her favorite toys in her general direction so that she could be able to catch it easily. Say the “Catch” command and gently push her towards the same direction. She is sure to catch it and bring it back to you. Repeat this process until she finally learns it.