Cool Trick # 1 - Which Hand?
A really cute trick to teach your Chihuahua will make it appear as if your dog is a bit psychic! You should have your dog sitting in front of you. Reach to grab a handful of small treats; but be sure that it is a small enough amount so that your hand can completely cover the food while making a fist.
Put your hands behind your back. Then, put both hands out toward your Chihuahua at the same distance from him.
Say the command words of "Which hand?" using an excited voice. Your dog should be able to know which hand holds the treats simply from the smell. A dog's ability to smell is absolutely amazing! When your dog put his paw on the correct hand, open your hand to reveal the treats. In this case, the treats will be the reward.
Do not offer the treats until your Chihuahua puts his paw on the hand that hides them. This will teach him that simply nosing it is not enough.
Neat Trick # 2 - Saying Grace
This is a great trick to teach your Chihuahua, especially when you have company over for dinner. In order for this to work, you will need a small toddler's chair or booster seat that is placed on the floor.
You may also use a solid box or other object that is usually in your kitchen or dining room. The height of the object must be so that your Chihuahua can stand and rest his or her front legs on the object.
This trick is "Saying Grace" however you should not have food out when you are training your Chihuahua to do this trick, as it will distract him from learning this. Have him sit in front of the object. Say the command words, "Say Grace" while you gently lift his front paws and put them on the object.