Teach Your Boston Terrier to Find the Treasure! (Dig)

by Colleen Fernandez

in Advanced Training

Boston Terrier diggingTeaching your Boston Terrier to “find the treasure” means that your will be teaching your dog to use one or two of her front paws to dig at the floor. It’s one of many hilarious tricks that will impress your friends!

Just follow the steps mentioned in this tutorial and you’ll have your Boston terrier entertaining crowds for a long time!

Steps to Teach Your Boston Terrier to Find the Treasure:

1. Gather some treats that you know your dog really enjoys.

2. When your dog isn’t watching you, bury the treats underneath a towel.

3. You should not let your dog use her nose to try and search for the treats. Encourage her to “paw at” the towel to get the treats. Do this by showing her and verbally saying “Dig” or something of that nature.

4. Eventually your dog will start pawing at the towel. When she starts doing this, say “Find the treasure!” and reward her right away!

Note: If your dog is not a natural digger, this may take a little longer for her to pick up. Also, if you have a problematic digger on your hands (i.e. digging up your garden), you may not want to teach this trick because it may encourage this digging behavior.

If you have any questions or tips about this trick, post a comment below or send me an email!



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