If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to engage with your Boston Terrier, teaching them how to crawl is an excellent option.
This step-by-step guide will provide detailed instructions on how to teach your pup this fun trick.
With patience and consistency, you can give your four-legged friend the skills they need to show off their crawling abilities in no time!
How To Teach Your Boston Terrier To Crawl
Before we get into the steps of teaching your Boston how to crawl, let’s cover some important info.
What is the purpose of teaching your Boston Terrier to crawl?
Teaching your Boston Terrier how to crawl can provide them with a fun trick to show off, as well as being a great way to engage with them and strengthen the bond between you. It can also help improve their coordination and overall body strength. With patience and consistency, you can give your pup the skills they need to successfully master this trick!
Are there some commands my Boston Terrier should know before I teach them to crawl?
Yes, there are a few basic commands your Boston Terrier should know before you start teaching them to crawl. Commands such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’, and ‘come’ are essential for a successful training session. If your pup is unfamiliar with these commands, be sure to spend some time practicing them before moving on to the crawl trick.
Read this list of essential obedience training your Boston should know before you start teaching them tricks: The 10 Most Important Commands To Teach Your Boston Terrier!
How long will it take to teach my Boston Terrier to crawl?
It is going to take, on average, 12+ tries before your Boston is going to pick up on this new command.
These findings come from a poll conducted on the Boston Terrier Society’s Twitter community. With over 44+ Boston Parents responding, the majority state it takes their Boston 12+ attempts before they learn a new command.
See the poll here…I may have spelled try funny, but the information is all the same 🙂
Step By Step Teaching Your Boston Terrier To Crawl
Step One: Start by introducing your pup to a crawling position.
Ask your Boston to lay down on their belly and then gently bring one arm forward while keeping the other arm in place. Reward them with a treat if they stay in this position for more than five seconds. If they don’t stay in the position, continue working with them until they do.
Step Two: Once they have mastered staying in the crawling position, it’s time to add some movement.
Ask them to crawl forward a few steps while still rewarding them with treats when they complete each step correctly. If they get stuck or struggle, use cues like hand signals or verbal commands such as “crawl” and “forward” so that they understand what you want from them. You can use the treat as a way to lure them to move forward.
Step Three: Teach them to turn around.
Now that your Boston has learned how to move forward, it’s time to teach them how to turn around and go back from where they started. Use rewards and positive reinforcement if they are able to follow your commands correctly.
You can also gently guide their body, if necessary, until they understand what you are asking of them.
Watch This Video, Teaching A Dog To Crawl
Here is a helpful video that will help guide you in teaching your Boston Terrier to crawl.
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If you want even more fun tricks to teach your Boston, check out this article on Boston Terrier Society: 15 Epic Tricks To Teach Your Boston Terrier!
Teaching your Boston Terrier how to crawl is an excellent way for both of you to bond together! With patience and consistent practice, your pup will soon be able to show off all of their new skills with ease!
Remember that rewards like treats can help keep your pup motivated throughout the process, so make sure that you reward them every time they successfully complete a step of the training process.
If you want to learn more commands and tricks you can teach your Boston Terrier, be sure to visit our article, 49 Commands And Tricks You Can Teach Your Boston!